Wonky forecasts show it's time for a new approach that adopts more conservative forecasts, and makes a genuine commitment to budget repair.
The framing of the prevailing political protests in South Africa shows too much focus on the role of individuals. This is dangerous in hearkening back to the flawed Great Man Theory.
A captured South African Treasury is bad news for the country's poor but the view that the capture is a natural enemy of the market economy is a myth.
The removal of South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, is the greatest threat to public finances experienced in the post 1994 era.
A lot more goes into the making of South Africa's final national budget than many people realise. The process involves extensive legalities designed to ensure public oversight.
With stalled economic growth and threats of credit rating downgrade, South Africa's 2017/18 budget will need to dig deep to foster recovery.
A closer look into the latest financial numbers of South Africa's state power utility, Eskom, suggest that it may be in a more vulnerable position than appreciated.
Recent political events suggest that South Africa is at a crossroad where it could either be tipped into a fully corrupted state or saved by multi-party plurality
Action on Sugar doesn't think much of David Cameron's childhood obesity strategy, but will May do any better?
Rates of corporation tax have a very human impact.
Part two of British chancellor George Osborne's case for staying put is realistic but flawed.
The Pre-election Fiscal Outlook shows two things, the ridiculousness of 10 year forecasts and that we need a tougher Parliamentary Budget Office.
Relying on a rebound in world growth in the medium term would be a 'dangerous strategy' for Australia.
Boris Johnson has made this claim repeatedly – and he's not the only one.
New report says households will be £4,300 worse off if we leave the EU. Here's the verdict.
Outers are crying Project Fear, but it's not easy to predict what would happen if Britain voted to leave the EU.
Forecasts are crucial for all economic and business activity. But looking into the future involves uncertainty and risk. Forecasts may be inaccurate, which creates a serious dilemma for policy makers
Australia should not be complacent about maintaining its top credit rating, which depends on achieving budget repair and a more diverse economy, Treasury secretary John Fraser has said.
The sudden expulsion of the finance minister makes it hard not to be pessimistic about the South African government's ability to manage the difficult challenges it might face in 2016.
To successfully achieve his goal of boosting Australian prosperity, new PM Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison will need to bust some myths about economic reform.