Trade

Jun
04
Energy Minister Chris Bowen cutting a tindo solar r

The dangers of neopopulism

Whether it's being sold under the banner of a "New Paradigm", "new centrism", "neopopulism", or a "Future Made in Australia", industrial policy will lead to less growth, insipid labour productivity, and a much poorer and more vulnerable Australia.
9 min read
May
27
The return of the Tariff Man

The return of the Tariff Man

Biden's new China tariffs are driven by politics, not economics or national security. But protectionism tends to beget more protectionism, risking trade wars that could cause significant damage to the global economy.
10 min read