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Jim Stanford

Economist and Director

Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

This Government Has No Idea How To Prevent A Recession

6 min read

By any measure, last week was a miserable one for economic news.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Economist: Sorry Kids, Compulsory Maths Isn't Going To Help You Get A Job

5 min read

The NSW government has announced it will make maths education compulsory for public school students right through Year 12, as part of its broader review of high school curriculum.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

I Do Not Think 'Aspiration' Means What ScoMo Thinks It Means

5 min read

In the epic film 'The Princess Bride', the villain Vizzini exclaims “Inconceivable!” whenever his dogged pursuer (the Dread Pirate Roberts) evades another deadly trap.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Haven't Gotten A Raise In Years? Um, Yeah, It's Your Fault

5 min read

Blaming the victim is a long and dishonourable tradition in labour policy debate.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

The Gig Economy Is So Much Bigger And More Complicated Than You Think

5 min read

Great attention and concern has been generated in recent years about the ‘gig economy’: the many thousands of individuals who perform various tasks and jobs for pay (‘gigs’), organised through web-based apps and platforms.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Making It Easier To Borrow Money Won't Ease One Of The Worst Debt Burdens In The World

5 min read

Just how strong is Australia’s economy really?

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Why Cutting Interest Rates Won't Juice The Economy

5 min read

The Reserve Bank of Australia issued its latest interest rate decision this week.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Why Mark Twain Would LOL At The Liberals' Budget Number Crunching

5 min read

Mark Twain famously identified three kinds of mistruth: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Sorry, ScoMo, But A Million Jobs Ain't What They Used To Be

5 min read

A million seems like a big number.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Forget The New ABC Series, Here's The REAL Diary Of An Uber Driver

7 min read

The ABC recently announced plans for a new six-part television drama called 'Diary of an Uber Driver'.

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