Australian Society and Politics
You can’t think (or write, or speak) about an economy without also having a sense of the broader social and economic framework in which it operates. I try very hard to avoid partisan political commentary, but I do sometimes feel moved to write or talk about social or political developments.
‘No principle’ of public finance says ‘optimal level’ of government debt is zeroAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, News, The Australian Economy | 13th May 2021
Saul talks to Sky News‘ Ashleigh Gillon about Australian Federal Budget 2021-2022
Eureka Report: Australian Federal Budget 2021-2022Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, News, The Australian Economy | 13th May 2021
Saul talks to Eureka Report‘s Alan Kohler about Australian Federal Budget 2021-2022
Video & Presentation Slides: Saul’s Assessment of 2021 – 2022 Australian Federal BudgetAustralian Federal Budget, Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, The Australian Economy | 12th May 2021
Last year’s budget encapsulated a massive turnaround in the Morrison Government’s fiscal strategy, from one focussed on achieving and then maintaining budget surpluses and paying down with a view eventually to eliminating government net debt, to one focussed on supporting economic activity and employment in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, even though that meant […]
Conversation with the ArchbishopAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Recent Media Interview, Taxation, The Australian Economy, Video | 27th March 2021
Saul participated in a ‘Conversation with the Archbishop’, hosted by the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Philip Freier, in Melbourne’s Federation Square along with CEO of Anglicare Kasy Chambers, on Tuesday 23rd March 2021, about Australia’s response to Covid-19 and how the ‘new normal’ could be different from the old one.
A Pre-Election Western Australia Chart PackAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, The Australian Economy | 10th March 2021
A set of charts exploring the unusual structure of Western Australia’s economy; and how it became Australia’s richest state as a result of the China-fuelled ‘resources boom’ of 2005-2015, before falling into recession after the end of the ‘investment phase’ of that boom, and how having squandered a good deal of the revenue bonanza thrown […]