Governments and economists might finally be realising that excessive stimulus creates and exacerbates recessions
The stupidity of rent controls
Rent controls are an example of government intervention in order to fix the problems caused by previous government interventions
Governments Are Running an Anti-Productivity Agenda
Using debt-fuelled spending to drag forward consumption is counterproductive in the long term, it leads to stagnation, not innovation.
What’s the endgame for government and central bank stimulus?
Governments and central banks have embarked on a journey with no clear idea of where they are going, here’s five ways it could end
Be Cynical On Government Debt
It’s relatively easy and common for politicians to walk away from a financial mess, which makes corporate and personal debt a better investment than government debt.
The Federal Government Tacitly Approves Conflicted Financial Advice
The decision to ban commissions on only some listed securities encourages dodgy advisors to provide suboptimal advice.
A Green Light for Corporate Theft
The changes to insolvency protections will allow the weakest business to accrue liabilities and inflict greater losses on their employees and suppliers.
Why Bother Investing in Government Bonds?
Australian government bonds are very unlikely to reproduce the great returns of 2018. Here’s some low risk alternatives with a much better return outlook.
The Arguments Against Austerity are Simplistic and Short Term
Recent articles arguing against austerity lack logic and economic analysis. This article demonstrates why austerity is the better long term prescription.
A Jobs Guarantee Could be a Better Form of Welfare
Many are calling for increased income support for society’s poorest. A jobs guarantee could be beneficial for unemployed, employers, taxpayers and society.