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  1. 'Do no harm' isn't enough. Why the banking royal commission will ultimately achieve little
  2. Their biggest challenge? Avoiding a recession
  3. Vital Signs: for the best election predictions, look to the betting markets, not the opinion polls
  4. What I learned from Bob Hawke: economics isn't an end itself. There has to be a social benefit
  5. Hawke was our larrikin, but also our reformer
  6. Mineral wealth, Clive Palmer, and the corruption of Australian politics
  7. Election surprise. Negative gearing isn’t a rort — but something else is
  8. It's the only way to save Australia from a deep hole, but innovation policy is missing in action
  9. Shock. More investment isn't necessarily better. Those instant asset write-offs are bad tax policy
  10. Real estate agents targeting tenants is the lowest of the low blows during election 2019
  11. Cutting penalty rates was supposed to create jobs. It hasn't, and here's why not
  12. Danger. Election 2016 delivered us Robodebt. Promises can have consequences
  13. Labor's idea of an Evaluator General could dramatically cut wasteful spending
  14. At last, an answer to the $5 billion question: who gets the imputation cheques Labor will take away?
  15. Small, but well-formed. The new home deposit scheme will help, and it's unlikely to push up prices
  16. The next government can usher in our fourth decade recession-free, but it will be dicey
  17. The brutal truth on housing. Someone has to lose in order for first homebuyers to win
  18. That election promise. It will help first home buyers, but they better be cautious
  19. Trick question: who's the better economic manager?
  20. Labor's costings broadly check out. The days of black holes are behind us, thankfully
  21. Egging the question: can your employer sack you for what you say or do in your own time?
  22. Giving workers a voice in the boardroom is a compelling corporate governance reform
  23. Vital Signs: When it came to the surplus, both Bill and Scott were having a lend
  24. Mine are bigger than yours. Labor's surpluses are the Coalition's worst nightmare
  25. Unions do hurt profits, but not productivity, and they remain a bulwark against a widening wealth gap
  26. Labor wants to pay childcare wages itself. A perfect storm makes it not such a bad idea
  27. Confirmation from NSW Treasury. Labor's negative gearing policy would barely move house prices
  28. There's nothing unfair about dividend imputation -- it refunds tax that shouldn't have been paid
  29. It's hard to find out who Labor's dividend imputation policy will hit, but it is possible, and it isn't the poor
  30. Labor wants to restore penalty rates within 100 days. But what about the independent umpire?
  31. 5 tips on how to be a good mentor to someone twice your age
  32. Bill Shorten's promise of a living wage is both realistic and necessary. But it's not enough.
  33. On rate-cut Tuesday, here are four reasons why the Reserve Bank shouldn't jump
  34. After a dark decade for Australia's regional newspapers, a hopeful light flickers
  35. Why Labor's childcare policy is the biggest economic news of the election campaign
  36. Why the Reserve Bank shouldn't (but might) cut interest rates on Tuesday
  37. What a local newspaper means to a regional city like Newcastle
  38. Vital Signs: policies come and policies go, but surely we shouldn't be subsidising inheritances
  39. $20 billion per year. That's how much higher superannuation could take from wages
  40. Blockchain can help break the chains of modern slavery, but it is not a complete solution
  41. It's time to vote for happiness and well-being, not mere economic growth. Here's why:
  42. How 'flags of convenience' have shrunk Australia's merchant fleet
  43. Are too many corporate mergers harming consumers? We won't know if we don't check
  44. How the decision to paywall NZ's largest newspaper will affect other media
  45. The newest election faultline isn't left versus right, it's young versus old -- and it's hardening
  46. It's the luxuries that give it away. To fight corruption, follow the goods
  47. Election tip: 23.9% is a meaningless figure, ignore the tax-to-GDP ratio
  48. Labor's crackdown on temporary visa requirements won't much help Australian workers
  49. Vital signs. Zero inflation means the Reserve Bank should cut rates as soon as it can, on Tuesday week
  50. House prices and demographics make death duties an idea whose time has come