Tag Archives: Economic policy

Cynical workforce participation policy forces solo parents into ranks of unemployed – The Age

By Warwick Smith First published at The Age The Turnbull government is peddling workforce participation nonsense. Some things have changed under the leadership of Malcolm Turnbull. Many things haven’t. When it comes to employment, the government continues to “push on … Continue reading

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Malcolm Turnbull and the distraction of economic growth – Independent Australia

If we stop obsessing about economic growth and focus directly on our social aims then economic growth will take care of itself, writes economist Warwick Smith. First published at Independent Australia WHY ARE WE so consumed by the pursuit of economic … Continue reading

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Video – Talking Justice 2015

A recording of my speech at Talking Justice has been uploaded to the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre YouTube channel. The speech is like a 22 minute summary of my writing over the last year. Speech notes Talking justice – … Continue reading

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The Coalition want us to work more so we can give more to the banks – Independent Australia

By Warwick Smith This article was first published at Independent Australia. The Abbott Government wants us to work more but who really benefits? Economist Warwick Smith argues that instead of handing more of our money over to the big four … Continue reading

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Twiggy’s not so crazy cartel idea

By Warwick Smith Andrew (Twiggy) Forrest, recently suggested the big iron ore producers in Australia should cap production of iron ore in order to lift prices. This suggestion has been attacked and ridiculed by the other miners, by the Australian … Continue reading

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A super con – The Monthly

Why compulsory superannuation benefits the financial industry and the rich at the expense of everyone else Published at The Monthly By Warwick Smith Tuesday, 24th March 2015 Superannuation is mostly a con. It involves the funnelling of vast amounts of … Continue reading

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Conservative ideology and the Intergenerational Report: why Hockey had to remove all reference to inequality

By Warwick Smith A search of the government’s recently released Intergenerational Report for the word “inequality” yields zero results. The same is true for “income distribution” and “wealth distribution”. This is not surprising because conservatives are basically forced by their … Continue reading

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