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Where will the jobs come from? By Jenny McAllister

In Vanity Fair in 2012 Professor Joseph Stiglitz reflected on the prolonged economic downturn in the United States, comparing it with the Great Depression. He argued that in both cases, Read More

17 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Business not as usual By Bill Nicol

Having worked deep in the bowels of the world’s largest and arguably its most successful but also now its least recognised disaster recovery program—the reconstruction of Aceh after the 2004 Read More

17 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Financial advice: the most unfair liberal lie yet? By Amit Singh

The whole business around financial advice reforms is very complicated so let's try to simplify it. Like all things it's a balancing act. On the one hand, there is consumer protection Read More

16 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Joseph Stiglitz points the way to Labor’s future By Dennis Glover

First published by the Australian Financial Review.  Recently a friend showed me the template of a graph currently circulating within one of Australia’s best-funded think tanks. It was titled “Framework for Read More

15 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Unlocking Asian languages By Merric Foley

The centre of economic power is shifting east and Australian governments of all stripes are trying to position the next generation to take advantage of this historic opportunity. A key position Read More

15 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

World’s envy: Australia’s higher education system By Tim Watts

Joseph Stiglitz’s recent visit to Australia, including his Chifley Conversation with Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and Chifley Research Centre ED, Michael Cooney, has sharpened the focus on values in the Read More

14 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The rise and risk of internships By Clara Jordan-Baird

During high school, I always looked towards my university years with anticipation. These days, however, I’m not sure I’d be so excited. It was reassuring to see these thoughts echoed by Read More

14 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Disaster recovery’s black hole By Bill Nicol

Disasters come and go, but the threat of them never leaves us. This being so, how well are we placed to reflect on the policy implications? I would argue: less Read More

10 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

unAustralian party By Michael Cooney

One unexpected element of the conservative style in 2014 has been the war launched by conservative commentators on traditional Australian institutions. Anyone who recalls the culture wars of the last decade Read More

09 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Stiglitz broadens the horizon By Allison Orr

Economics can be a pretty dry pastime. Economists are in the business of looking at numbers and making sense from them. But numbers can't tell a story or inspire people; Read More

08 Jul 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
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