This chart in a new IMF staff working paper caught my eye:
John Black has another piece in The Weekend Australian, which I read against my better judgement. His point seems to be that the federal Labor government sabotaged the labour market, and particularly that it worked against the interests of employees in traditional blue collar industries.
I have a new piece in Guardian Australia about housing policy, specifically the way that restricting housing supply (in the inner cities or on the fringes) pushes prices up.
The Atlantic ran a piece recently titled The Most Important Economic Stories of 2013 – in 44 graphs. I thought it might be interesting to recreate the graphs using Australian data, where possible. I’ve taken the US graphs, selected by a range of economists and economics writers in the US, and tried to recreate them the best I can using the Australian data I have to hand. The first instalment is below – I’ll try and post the rest soon.