• Growing problems for China

    Richard Holden     |      October 23, 2021

    China’s communist leaders successfully adopted the free market while maintaining political hegemony, but without academic freedom and rule of law it’s hard to see how China’s economy can continue to grow so fast.

  • Is technology slowing growth?

    Richard Holden     |      June 19, 2021

    Technology is usually assumed to be a spur for growth, but recent innovations may have actually reduced global economic productivity.

  • Less is more

    Mark Beeson     |      January 20, 2021

    Climate change is quickly spiralling out of control, and there is limited time left to dispel the threat. Jason Hickel’s new book offers a new solution which over turns decades of economic thought.

  • Economic growth alone can’t deliver the goods

    Graciela Metternicht     |      November 24, 2019

    A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible as long as political leaders focus on more than just traditional economic growth.

  • Slowing growth may mean some tough decisions

    Richard Holden     |      September 9, 2019

    We’ve entered out 29th year of uninterpreted economic growth, but our chances of continuing the streak may depend on making some difficult choices.

  • Post capitalism – Life within environmental limits

    Brendan Gleeson     |      February 24, 2019

    Capitalism’s limitless growth on a finite planet means the economic system we take for granted could end soon. If so, transformative and sustainable change must come from grassroots action.

  • Bigger is not always better

    Riccardo Mastini     |      November 10, 2018

    Economic growth is always offered as the panacea for all of society’s ills, but what if “degrowth” was actually a better path towards a fairer, more inclusive and ecologically sustainable society?

  • Will Australia choose growth or stagnation?

    Andrew Pickford     |      March 12, 2018

    News that the United States grew by 2.6% in the last quarter of 2017 produced commentary which reflects two vastly different visions and outlooks for modern, Western economies.