ECONOMICS


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APEC good for business, not so good for humanity

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05 September 2007 | Anne Lanyon
APEC good for business, not so good for societyThe APEC theme 'Strengthening our community: Building a sustainable future' is an honourable one. But look further, and you’ll get a glimpse of the priority the Australian Government has for things economic, and an acknowledgement of the role of business in shaping the agenda.


How to measure governments' economic performance

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22 August 2007 | Les Coleman
How to measure governments' economic performanceBoth Government and Opposition seem committed to economic reform. But the fact that the Howard Government's fiscal policy is currently being steered by a drunken sailor is cause for alarm, as is Kevin Rudd's lack of experience and seeming inability to come up with his own economic policies.


Remembering a homeless man named Patrick

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08 August 2007 | Daniel Donahoo
Remembering a homeless man named PatrickAn obsession with an economics graduate who founded an aged care organisation provokes memories of a night on the streets in the company of a homeless man named Patrick.


Financial decisions not value-free

08 August 2007 | Les Coleman
Financial decisions not value-freeInvestors are buyers of financial products and services and this affords them a unique opportunity to shape the nature of markets and financial institutions. They should not be shy to use their power to promote sustainability.


Smith’s invisible hand

24 June 2006 | David Ferris
David Ferris on the mysteries of the global economy.


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