To discuss Inequality in a Pandemic, The Australia Institute is privileged to bring you some very special guests from our ‘Economics of a Pandemic webinar series: Nobel Prize laureate economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz, ALP National President Wayne Swan and our chief economist Dr Richard Denniss.Part of the Australia Institute's 'Economics of a Pandemic' webinar series.
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It's not too early to start thinking about how we rebuild the economy after the crisis. Hear Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers discuss why 'snapback' just won't cut it, as part of the Australia Institute's 'Economics of a Pandemic' webinar series.
The Prime Minister has said the economic recovery won’t be ‘business as usual’ but so far the corporate sector's wish list is indistinguishable from 'business as usual'. But how can we judge whether or not a proposal like company tax cuts stacks up? How do we know if it will have a better or worse outcome than boosting funding for TAFE or aged care?
This week we talk to the Australia Institute's senior economist Matt Grudnoff about how the Institute developed a benchmark set of criteria that any stimulus policy can be measured against. Recorded on April 28th 2020.
The Australian media industry, particularly journalism, was already going through a major disruption before the pandemic hit.
We are facing existential threats to human security that are not amenable to solution by military forces. In this week's episode we discuss the need to rethink national security with Allan Behm, director of the Australia Institute's International and Security Affairs Program.Check out Allan's Guardian article here
The Australian arts industry was one of the earliest economic casualties of Covid-19 as museums, theatres, galleries, festivals and music venues shut down to avoid a public health crisis leading to massive job losses --even as more than ever we rely on music, TV and books to help us cope with isolation.
It's early days, but it looks like the measures Australia has taken to stop the spread of Covid-19 appear to be working. But not everyone sees it that way. Many commentators and economists think that the restrictions we’ve put in place go ‘too far’. So we asked chief economist at the Australia Institute, Richard Denniss, what price we really put on human life?
In the middle of this unprecedented health and economic crisis, it is critical we do not let a crisis in our democracy emerge as well.
The Morrison government performed an enormous and welcome backflip, announcing a $130 billion Jobseeker package to support workers, through their employer, with a $1500/fortnight wage subsidy. Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute unpacks the details with us.Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennettContributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAIThis episode was produced by Jennifer Macey.
What does a global pandemic do to the economy? Richard Denniss explains why the government is shutting down whole sections of the economy and unpacks the government's economic survival package.Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennettContributors: Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAIThis episode was produced by Jennifer Macey.Our theme music is by Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and Thrum.Wash your hands regularly, stay safe and thanks for listening.