Articles published on John Menadue's website

These articles are published on John Menadue's website Pearls and Irritations

Banks and the housing bubble 26-Feb-19
The rot set in when they privatized the Commonwealth Bank 19-eb-19
Labor's policy on imputation credits is flawed, but it's in the right direction 4-Feb-19
Medicare under threat - from Labor! 17-Jan-19
The housing bubble, inflated by Howard and Costello, is now deflating. 9-Jan-19
Reminder to Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison: Australia is a parliamentary democracy 19-Dec-18
The National Electricity Market is a mess. Morrison wants to make it messier 5-Dec-18
Victoria's election: the trend behind the noise 28-Nov-18
How Peter Dutton and Kelly O'Dwyer set themselves up to look ridiculous 21-Nov-18
Watch for Morrison's next round of economic impression management 13-Nov-18
The finance sector - value creation or value extraction? 29-)ct-18
Outdoor advertising - enclosing the commons 10-Oct-18
A new "leader", but no sight of leadership (With John Menadue) 29-Aug-18
We sympathise with you Malcolm, but you should have read your mail 27-Aug-18
If we can't kill the NEG can we at least shape it into something useful? 17-Aug-18
Don't rush to endorse the National Energy Guarantee: there's an election in a few months 8-Aug-18
How political opportunism and poor journalism brought us a dumbed down tax debate 29-Jun-18
What's so sacred about small business? 5-Jun-18
Dutton's extended police powers won't be confined to airports 22-May-18
Morrison's budget: 23.9 is the new 42 9-May-18
The BCA needs to study Argentinian history and some basic economics 3-May-18
Strong employment growth - until you look behind the figures 23-Apr-18
A warning about team players 3-Apr-18
South Australia's election:Xenophon no kingmaker, but still a force 28-Mar-18
Labor's superannuation changes: clever cosmetics but a failure on equity, public revenue and economics 15-Mar-18
Tax reform, not tax cuts 5-Mar-18
Turnbull's dead albatross: The National Party 21-Feb-18
Has labor lost its nerve on private health insurance 6-Feb-18
Reframing Public Ideas - consolidation of eight articles (pdf) Jan-18
The finance sector: a drag on the real economy 6-Dec-17
Queensland election: a policy challenge for the Coalition 28-Nov-17
The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn’t about trade liberalisation: it’s about corporate protection 17-Nov-17
Scott Morrison commissions an economic platform for a Shorten Government 01-Oct-17
Turnbull’s National Energy Guarantee: can it work? 23-Oct-17
Yet another futile attempt to support private health insurance 16-Oct-17
What Australia can learn from Germany’s election 03-Oct-17
Private Health Insurance – let’s make the young pay. 21-Sep-17
Mates, lobbyists and rent-seekers 18-Sep-17
Electricity discounts for some, price rises for others 04-Sep-17
Low wage growth: does the government understand how capitalism works? 28-Sep-17
Pauline Hanson, Malcolm Turnbull, and the ABC – a Faustian bargain 16-Aug-17
Can Labor hold its nerve on tax reform? 01-Aug-17
Dutton’s new super ministry: will it make us safer? 27-Jul-17
The National Party’s Dämmerung – an awakening for representative democracy? 19-Jul-17
Australia’s economy: she’ll be right mate – or will she? 14-Jul-17
Comrade Abbott – Comrade who? 12-Jul-17
This time, let’s get electricity pricing right 26-Jun-17
Learning from the UK election 12-Jun-17
Australia’s finance sector: a bloated overhead? 08-Jun-17
Labor’s love affair with private health insurers 02-Jun-17
There’s more to Morrison’s conversion on debt than appears at first sight 12-May-17
The budget – still tough on the young 11-May-17
Doing without private health insurance 28-Apr-17
The Liberal Party’s French connection 27-Apr-17
Capital gains taxes: Keating got it right in 1985 19-Apr-17

Can we please have a more intelligent debate about corporate taxes 12-Apr-17

The National Electricity Market: What happens when economists get involved with electricity 15-Mar-17
Warning from Colin Barnett: Privatisation is on the nose 13-Mar-17
South Australia’s Electricity Problems: Jay Weatherill should follow the Coalition’s example 08-Mar-17
Pauline Hanson’s youth support 02-Mar-17
What lies beyond capitalism? 06-Feb-17
Holden cars, AWA TVs, Chesty Bonds underwear: Manufacturing and globalisation 29-Nov-16
Opportunity knocks: the economics of a Trump victory 21-Nov-16
Mein Drumpf: Hitler, Donald Trump And A Shot Across The Bow For The Left 11-Nov-16
The future of globalisation (With John Menadue) 31-Oct-16
The mounting case for a royal commission into banks and insurance companies 22-Sep-16
Health care and Labor 10-Aug-16
Problems of Private Health Insurance 02-Aug-16
Brexit – retreat to isolationism and discontent of those left behind 29-Jun-16
Bill Shorten Is Right: Malcolm Turnbull Is A Major Threat To Medicare 21-Jun-16
A royal commission into banking and the private health insurance industry 16-Jun-16
The difference in the economic policies of the major parties 16-Jun-16
The more we examine the Coalition’s ‘plan’ to cut corporate taxes, the more is revealed of its economic shortcomings 20-May-16
Are Conservatives better economic managers? 20-Apr-16
Labor’s policies 01-Apr-16
The government says that tax cuts are good for workers! 23-Mar-16
Chris Bowen and ‘The Money Men’ 29-Feb-16
The only unifying thread in the Liberal Party is a compulsion to keep Labor out of office 11-Feb-16
Private health insurance – does the lady protest too much? 03-Feb-16
Private health Insurance companies are price takers. Prices are set by doctors and hospitals (with Jennifer Doggett and John Menadue) 14-Jan-16
Economic management, lobbyists and the Coalition Government 01-Oct-15
Refugees and German redemption 14-Sep-15
The ABC and a second chance 01-Jul-15
Inequality matters 17-Jun-15
Ian McAuley and Miriam Lyons – Governomics 14-Jun-15
Role of government 16-May-15
If the government wants price signals, it should stop supporting health insurance 09-Apr-15
The speech that Tony Abbott almost delivered to the National Press Club 18-Feb-15
Pyne on education funding 04-Dec-14
A Year Of Tony Abbott 09-Jun-14
Ignored Budget issues 14-May-14
Pay for a GP visit 12-May-14
Piketty and the gap between rich and poor. Inequality of wealth is the problem rather than the inequality of income 30-Apr-14
Inequality in Australia 06-Apr-14
The case for government funding of healthcare (with Jennifer Doggett and John Menadue) 27-Mar-14
Cutting waste and costs in health 03-Feb-14
Health care and the budget deficit in the US (with John Menadue) 26-Dec-13
Julie Bishop fails Economics I 17-Sep-13
Government failure in health care (with John Menadue) 20-Aug-13
Catholic Health still leaves the impression that it wants to destroy Medicare (with John Menadue) 30-May-13
Sport and Markets 17-Feb-13