Author Archives: JC

Redistribution Wall Street style

Everyone knows by the now that Bear Stearns the venerable, bulge bracket, but not white shoe Wall Street firm basically went under earlier this week. For those who prefer a more redistribution leaning economic system you love this story. When … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Politics - international | 46 Comments

The Government as a frugal fiscal manager

From today’s Financial Review You can tell when governments get long in the tooth: ministers keep recounting the good old days, when they first came to power. So it was last week when the leader of the government in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

IR and the corporations power: Might winners be losers?

Today’s AFR column. Losing is sometimes better than winning. That might be the case for the Australian business community which supports the Commonwealth’s new wages setting policy.

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments


From the Australian Financial Review, 8th November, 2005 Thank goodness for the counter terrorism guards on Sydney’s Harbour Bridge: they can stop pedestrians who use the bicycle path to cross the harbour. However, some people ignore instructions and continue their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment