The Fed is in a tricky position as it signals it may soon cut interest rates to boost the economy, which also risks spurring runaway inflation and even an economic downturn.
Interest rate cuts don't work like they used to, and they help us put off the hard things we need to do to improve our lives.
The Reserve Bank has adjusted rates in previous election campaigns, but it needs to have a very, very, good reason.
Inflation has barely been within the Governor Philip Lowe's target band his entire time in office. Zero inflation means he should cut now, before the election.
Hardly anyone believes that prices are really increasing by only 1.9% per year. The fault lies with us, and also the way the Bureau of Statistics adjusts prices for 'quality'.
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?