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Who wants to be a millionaire? Almost one in 10 Australians already are

Who wants to be a millionaire? Almost one in 10 Australians already are

The number of people joining the millionaires club in Australia is so high it has almost taken the cache out of what was once a financial status symbol.

  • by Elizabeth Knight

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Are you a corona moaner or a winner in the pandemic shake-up?

Are you a corona moaner or a winner in the pandemic shake-up?

How will you remember 2020? That will depend on many things, but I suspect mostly your social class.

  • by David Hayward
Keep calm and carry on: The Fed might have been right about inflation

Keep calm and carry on: The Fed might have been right about inflation

Inflation panic has been rife but the fears have been wildly disproportionate to the actual risks — and those risks now seem even smaller than they did a few weeks ago.

  • by Paul Krugman
Asia’s richest man says ‘no option’ but to make businesses green

Asia’s richest man says ‘no option’ but to make businesses green

Mukesh Ambani says adopting a sustainable business model should be “a prerequisite for every business to survive”.

  • by P R Sanjai and Debjit Chakraborty
‘String of disasters’: China’s shipping delays set to widen trade chaos

‘String of disasters’: China’s shipping delays set to widen trade chaos

Still reeling from the pandemic and the Suez Canal blockage, an exhausted global shipping industry faces the biggest test of its stamina.

The West’s fightback against China has begun, but don’t count on success

The West’s fightback against China has begun, but don’t count on success

The West cannot rest on the rhetoric coming out of the G7 if it wants to curb China’s aggression and growing economic influence.

  • by Jeremy Warner
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Private landlords are losing billions. Should we keep picking up the tab?

Private landlords are losing billions. Should we keep picking up the tab?

The reality is that private rental housing guzzles government subsidies that in total dwarf what we put into public housing.

  • by David Hayward
Are tech’s billion-dollar CEOs worth their pay?

Are tech’s billion-dollar CEOs worth their pay?

While the mood about technology has soured in recent times, the pay cheques of tech’s heavy hitters have been left mostly remained unscathed.

  • by Shira Ovide
Economists are slowly revealing the weaknesses of their ‘rational’ theories
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Economists are slowly revealing the weaknesses of their ‘rational’ theories

Advances in digitisation and the information revolution have made it much easier to analyse behaviour. And for economists, the results are surprising.

  • by Ross Gittins
‘With COVID we have a plan’: Housing back at top of Sydney’s worry list

‘With COVID we have a plan’: Housing back at top of Sydney’s worry list

For Sydneysider Craig Storkey, housing affordability, especially for his children, is a priority.

  • by Matt Wade and Sean Naden
Melbourne property market in ‘catch-22’ as empty nesters dig in

Melbourne property market in ‘catch-22’ as empty nesters dig in

“There’s nowhere to go because people won’t move out but people won’t move out because there’s nowhere to go.”

  • by Noel Towell