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Henry Thornton

Henry Thornton (1760-1815) was a banker, M.P., Philanthropist, and a leading figure in the influential group of Evangelicals that was known as the Clapham set. His column is provided by the writers at www.henrythornton.com.

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The RBA`s struggle about what to do
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Economy heads for a grim recession
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Reserve needs to do its bit to help stimulate recovery
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Fixing education
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The mighty Pilbara: our explorer sets out
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Reserve should lie low and keep its powder dry
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Europe's deal gives RBA good reason to sit tight
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Structural problems require welfare, tax, regulatory and IR reform
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International uncertainties and domestic risks suggest a need to cut by 25 basis points
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Reserve should resist siren calls for rate cuts
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Labour pains looming in the economic fog
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Budget `surplus` - wise policy or foolish mistake?
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Token interest rate cut would be a foolish mistake
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Defending Australia`s manufacturing industry
September 2011 Feature - 14/09/2011 - 2 comments
Carbon tax will stoke inflation and hurt productivity
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Budget blues
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Case for interest rate rise grows even stronger
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Wage inflation sharpens RBA dilemma
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RBA has a bubble battle on its hands
Economics - 1/03/2011 - 1 comment
Low inflation gives the Reserve Bank reason to pause
Economics - 1/02/2011
Australia`s flood crisis - an economist`s summary
Economics - 17/01/2011
In accord with my former critic Keating's warning
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Betting on inflation 12 months hence
Economics - 2/11/2010 - 8 comments
We need tighter fiscal, monetary policies
Economics - 5/10/2010 - 11 comments
RBA should lift interest rates but it won't
Economics - 7/09/2010 - 2 comments
RBA's done well with inflation
Economics - 3/08/2010
Reserve Bank should sit tight on interest rates
Economics - 6/07/2010
The NBN - the next Rudd Government fiasco?
Domestic Politics - 17/06/2010 - 10 comments
RBA board faces a number of dilemmas today
Economics - 1/06/2010
Reserve should get on with making rates 'average'
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Time to move: Reserve Bank must get interest rates back to normal soon
Economics - 2/03/2010
Reserve to move on interest rates ... but danger looms
Economics - 2/02/2010 - 1 comment
Emergency is over, but no rate rise for Christmas
Economics - 1/12/2009 - 7 comments
Jumps race beats Cup for importance
Economics - 3/11/2009
Decisive action needed in recovery, as well as slump
Economics - 6/10/2009 - 3 comments
Reserve should hold rates - for now
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Rising unemployment endangers the recovery
Economics - 4/08/2009
Credit crunch eases but jobs crisis grows
Economics - 7/07/2009
The ecology of the financial crisis
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Unravelling good debt
Economics - 2/06/2009 - 2 comments
Reserve may stay its hand amid glimmers of hope
Economics - 5/05/2009 - 1 comment
Reserve Bank will likely defer needed cut
Economics - 7/04/2009 - 3 comments
Reserve Bank must slow down with the changes
Economics - 3/03/2009 - 2 comments
We need productivity boosts, not sugar hits
Economics - 3/02/2009 - 2 comments
Reserve Bank should think for itself as inflation threat looms
Economics - 2/12/2008 - 8 comments
A short, sharp recession due, but we're a safer bet
Economics - 4/11/2008 - 1 comment
Unlocking credit markets
Economics - 7/10/2008 - 1 comment
Time to cut RBA rates, but easy does it
Economics - 2/09/2008 - 1 comment
Fortune to determine whether Stevens emerges as a hero
Economics - 5/08/2008
Fighting the last war?
Economics - 1/07/2008 - 3 comments
Keep policy tight lest inflation slips anchor
Economics - 3/06/2008
Reserve may face a surge in wages
Economics - 6/05/2008 - 8 comments
2020 Summit - Henry's shopping list
Domestic Politics - 18/04/2008 - 9 comments
The porridge is too hot, Goldilocks
Economics - 1/04/2008 - 3 comments
Unwinding asset and credit bubbles
Economics - 19/03/2008 - 8 comments
Inflation - serious illness of mismanaged economies
Economics - 4/03/2008 - 7 comments
Money explosion to blame for inflation
Economics - 5/02/2008 - 3 comments
Bum and bummer; sub-prime doesn't pay
Economics - 22/01/2008 - 6 comments
Rapid growth and global warming
Economics - 4/12/2007 - 5 comments
Better late than never
Economics - 6/11/2007 - 3 comments
Examining explosive growth in debt ratios
Economics - 2/10/2007 - 1 comment
Brave RBA should raise rates
Economics - 4/09/2007 - 5 comments
Brace for rate hike - unless ...
Economics - 7/08/2007 - 9 comments
The party's over: RBA must raise rates now to contain inflation
Economics - 3/07/2007 - 7 comments
Asset price bubble a worry
Economics - 5/06/2007 - 5 comments
Howard's WorkChoices is allowing us to reap the China boom
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Hawks to beat the doves by 25 points
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Reserve's quest for happiness
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Aussie politics - game on
February 2007 Feature - 5/02/2007 - 30 comments
Inflation keeps Reserve on edge
Economics - 5/12/2006 - 4 comments
The case for a pre-emptive strike
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Eye on the ball
Economics - 5/09/2006
Too little, too late
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Inflation dragon stirs
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Aussie economy powers on
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Greenback parity worth every cent
Economics - 6/06/2006 - 10 comments
When will the music stop?
Economics - 2/05/2006 - 16 comments
Global monetary policy tightens
Economics - 4/04/2006
No more excuses for trade
Economics - 7/03/2006 - 3 comments
The 'nirvana' economy
Economics - 7/02/2006 - 8 comments
Clear choice for Costello as RBA's dynamic duo jostle for the top job
Economics - 6/12/2005 - 2 comments
Rate rise scratched - RBA Board on Cup Day, 2005
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Reserve's good cop/bad cop routine a bit of a cop-out
Economics - 4/10/2005
New breed of vigilantes controls monetary policy
Economics - 6/09/2005 - 4 comments
It's the best of times, but the party's peaked
Economics - 2/08/2005 - 4 comments
Labor's flawed fightback
Domestic Politics - 19/07/2005 - 3 comments
RBA: No inclination to rock boat before storm
Economics - 5/07/2005 - 4 comments
RBA lies low as inflation rears
Economics - 7/06/2005
Rifts risk economic prosperity
Economics - 3/05/2005 - 2 comments
Rate hikes can avert crisis
Economics - 5/04/2005 - 3 comments
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble - interest rates moving up
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The dash for growth
Economics - 9/02/2005
RBA plays a dangerous game
Economics - 8/11/2004
Official interest rate policy: could we be wrong?
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The Prime Minister's Dinner: an Olympic experience
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Will the current account balance derail the miracle economy?
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The RBA had better slow the economy before the federal election
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The RBA is as useful as a stopped clock
Economics - 10/05/2004
It's only a matter of time until an interest rate rise is unavoidable
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What the Reserve Bank should tell the Treasurer - even in an election year
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The Reserve Bank needs to start being accountable for its decisions
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The Reserve Bank seems to have lost its way on monetary policy
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