The Guardian • economic

Issue #2016

Why Western predictions on China were mostly wrong in past decade

When commenting on China, some in the West only see a country constantly at the cusp of crisis, ranging from predictions of a “China hard...

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Issue #2003

The end of US dollar hegemony

What is the potential impact on Australia and its workers of the end of US dollar hegemony? This is not an idle question, but a...

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Issue #2025

The rediscovery of economic planning in Russia

Is Russia rediscovering the economic benefits of planning? Judging by the material presented at the recent Eastern Economic Forum, held in Vladivostok on 5-8 September,...

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Issue #1973

Businesses exploit JobKeeper subsidy

It has been revealed that businesses have rorted the JobKeeper program during 2020, with many of them using it to turn a profit.

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Traditional and modern China. Issue #2085

Anti-China economics threaten the world

The mind of the average bourgeois economist at first appears disordered and schizophrenic. But there is an almost orchestrated approach to their anti-China reporting that...

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Issue #2078


Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism by Vladimir Lenin This classic remains the best framework to understand capitalism’s international political economy. It outlines the characteristics...

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Issue #2048

China’s peaceful development is a great boon to the world

Last month, China’s annual Two Sessions, the National People’s Congress (NPC, China’s top legislature) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference...

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Containers at wharf. Issue #2100

Biden anti-China tariffs threaten global economy

US President Biden has announced a range of tariffs on imported Chinese goods. It is a decision that will have negative implications for the USA’s...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2089


This year, UN Women Australia has set the theme for International Women’s Day as ‘economic inclusion for women,’ but what does economic inclusion for women...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2033


RESPONSIBLE /rɪˈspɒn.sə.bəl/ A very useful word this one. You can be responsible for something, for example all governments claim to be responsible for good economic...

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People performs Tai Chi at the People’s Square of Urumqi, Tianshan District. Issue #2092

China’s defence budget and the lies of imperialism

China will increase its defence spending by 7.2 per cent in the coming year. Predictably, ‘warnings’ came from the West. The cry is that the...

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Rally to oppose the government's nuclear submarine deal, Melbourne 2021. Issue #2094

No Nukes, No Waste, No AUKUS!

As the Australian government continues to ramp up this nation’s commitment both militarily and financially to AUKUS, those parts of the country that will actually...

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Global briefs Issue #2069


JAPAN: Japanese retailer Seven & i Holdings Co is selling department store chain Sogo & Seibu Co to a US investment fund, even as the...

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Wind farm in Shanxi, China. Issue #2080

China’s market, Australia’s opportunity

Since the beginning of this year, the Chinese economy has withstood both risks and challenges from abroad, as well as the downward pressure brought by...

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Issue #1984

Greenwashing dirty investments

Is there a company that doesn’t claim to support the Paris Agreement on climate change? The agreement was signed in 2015 and since then the...

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Issue #2029

The CPC unites and leads the Chinese people to realise rapid development

Vinnie Molina, National President of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA), said recently in an exclusive interview with a reporter from Xinhua News Agency that...

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comic Issue #2089

We need economic planning now

Why mention planning now? In mainstream media it’s a non-issue. Nowadays the word “planning,” if it gets used, brings mostly negative connotations. Planning leads to...

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Issue #1984

The Liberals are not good economic managers

We hear it all the time, but we especially hear it during election season: “the Liberals are good economic managers! Labor just spends, spends, spends!”...

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Traditional and modern China. Issue #2067

China’s good momentum

The good momentum of China’s economic development is conducive to the economy of Australia and the world. Achieving modernisation is a dream that the Chinese...

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Issue #2030

A wellbeing budget for Australia 2022-23 and beyond

Our wellbeing as Australians into the future will be determined very much by what is given priority in the national budget. Because a Labor government...

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Issue #2043


New research from Australia Institute economist Dr Jim Stanford has confirmed that excessive corporate profits are the main driver of inflation, not wages. The research...

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Shanghai skyline. Issue #2100

China’s new development – Australia’s new opportunity

What people should worry about is not whether China’s growth would peak, but whether they would miss the opportunities in China. China’s economy has made...

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Issue #2040

Chalmers’ oxymoron

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says it is time to “rethink capitalism,” time for a “values-based capitalism” with “efficient markets.” He is critical of the neoliberal responses...

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Issue #2040

An unsustainable govt

In the February Monthly Essay, “Capitalism After the Crises”, Treasurer Jim Chalmers refers to “hard decisions” that “will accompany hard times ahead” and “the unsustainable...

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Issue #2097


Overshadowed by more important events, the Future Made in Australia plan was meant to be Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s Big Idea. It sounds like a...

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