Governments of the past 20 years really are less prepared to take difficult decisions than the governments before them.
It’s time to reform stamp duty, one of the most inefficient and distorting taxes collected by Australia’s state and territory governments.
As debate grows over what should happen to JobSeeker Payment, a ‘liveable income guarantee’ turns the idea of an unemployment benefit on its head.
Ghana has completed yet another IMF financial assistance programme. Given its long history of living within its means and then blowing the budget again, will it be knocking on the IMF’s doors soon?
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann said corporate tax cuts in the US had led to ‘stronger investment, stronger growth, a lower unemployment rate and higher wages’. Let’s take a closer look.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa’s ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to show that he’s a decisive leader who can take unpopular decisions.
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.
It’s still unclear whether Zimbabwe will manage an effective transition to participatory democracy and freedom. And the current signs are not encouraging.
Its been 13 years since Mauritius introduced codes of corporate governance for listed companies with mixed results. Its experience is useful for other developing countries looking to do the same.
While populism is considered a threat to democracy, there are in fact lessons our leaders can learn from the experience of populism in other countries.
Labor’s project of economic transformation hit some harder realities as Paul Keating assumed the top job. And a new push on remaking Australia stirred a brooding reaction of its own.
In spite of rapprochement with the US, Cuban president Raúl Castro has put his reform agenda on hold. Why the delay?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first major post-election economic speech revealed not a hint of awareness that large swathes of the electorate had been unpersuaded by his major policy programs.
The BRICS bank is positioning itself to play a significant role in those areas in which the international financial institutions are seen to have failed.
Why Brexit would make a recovery in UK manufacturing much more difficult.
The 1990s obsession with the current account looks silly with hindsight, perhaps akin to our current one with fiscal deficits and surpluses.
South African opposition politician Julius Malema has blamed economic policies put in place during Nelson Mandela’s era for the country’s high levels of inequality. He may have a point.
Knowledge and ideas and their application are the key to creating the conditions for the level of innovation Australia needs to build its comparative advantage.