From the disability movement, the concept of Circles of Support, or Circles of Friends, is the key to thinking about welfare reform in relational rather than managerial terms.
At 10% of AWE before tax, it takes 12.2 years to put aside a 20% deposit today versus 8.9 25 years ago. That’s a significant increase, and many purchasers just don’t have that much patience.
Donald Trump's absurd candidacy for the presidency has obscured the broad-based resentment at continuing levels of immigration and the problems faced by lower income Americans.
There are many examples of countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe where the demise of economics as a foundation for policy became a first step to economic demise.
The move for an inquiry into how banks treat small business customers should not overshadow the ongoing call for a broader royal commission on banks.
In other parts of the country, bargain hunters are snagging expensive oil and gas equipment at auctions for a fraction of their original cost.
Each area of government spending should be pared back, with welfare properly targeted to the poor and duplication between the Commonwealth and States in areas like health and education eliminated.
Just because money is pouring into the Permian, it does mean that things will end well for Permian drillers.
With all of this in mind, an agreement between OPEC and Russia is more feasible in Algiers than it was in Doha. It might not mean much though.
The September informal meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC partners is largely expected not to reach a production cap deal either.
In reality, he has more in common with the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller, the runner who only just fell across the line to win her race at the Rio Olympics.
Central business districts – long the glamourous headquarter preference for leading professional service firms – are under increasing pressure from competing centres.