Much of the jump in inflation from 1.1% to 3.8% is transient, and the lockdown in NSW will suppress what’s left. But even if you still fear inflation, there are things you can do.
We spend more on alcohol than we’ll admit, less on electricity and gas combined than we think.
The average price of US goods and services surged in April, leading some to worry the economy is beginning to experience dangerously high levels of inflation. A scholar explains why that’s unlikely.
Guaranteeing that it will overshoot its target for some time is the best way of getting inflation up.
With a global recession looking increasingly likely, a finance scholar offers guidance on how to ride it out.
To understand an economic reality where growth is increasingly more qualitative than quantitative and where environmental constraints need a careful understanding, economics needs a major overhaul.
Newstart increases are projected to get smaller and smaller relative to pension increases. By the end of the century Newstart will be just two fifths of the pension.
It’s time to break the deadlock with a referendum on no-deal Brexit or Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement.
A growing number of investors, policymakers and others say the US economy may be at risk of spiraling downward. A finance professor explains how to ride it out.
It’s why Marvel’s effort to break the worldwide box office record is doomed, as an economist explains.
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.
Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
It it wasn’t for a surge in government spending economic growth would be extraordinarily weak. As it is, it’s the weakest since the global financial crisis.
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.
Granting low-wage workers a “living wage” instead of a minimum wage is far from costless, and there are much better ways of helping people genuinely in need.
Budgets will increasingly acknowledge that welfare is about us, rather than us versus them.
Numbers are largely viewed as holding the truth. But this is an unrealistic expectation.
The Reserve Bank’s inflation target seems out of date in a world of ultra low inflation. So why is Governor Lowe persisting with it?