Category: From the Founder

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Wealth and Job Creation

Wealth and Job Creation

The ABS’s latest official estimate of Australia’s wealth for 2015-16 was $14.4 trillion, with a net value of just over $11 trillion after accounting for foreign liabilities (equity and debt)….
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Honesty, Crime and Punishment

Honesty, Crime and Punishment

We sort of know that Australia is the best place to live in this strange world of 2017, where terrorism, neo-dictators, climate change, incompetent heads of state and other scary…
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The Millennials Are Where the Action Is

The Millennials Are Where the Action Is

Australia gets a new generation of citizens around every 20 years on average, as shown in the first chart below. We have had 12 generations since 1788: Interestingly, five-and-a-bit of…
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Australia's 2017-18 Outlook

Australia’s 2017-18 Outlook

As Australia starts 2017-18, we can look back over the previous financial year and notice several interesting trends. Australia grew at a slow pace in 2016-17, a percentage point below…
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Ages of Progress

Ages of Progress

We have entered a fourth industrial revolution according to Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum. And his treatise provides a valuable platform on which to view human progress…
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The Nation’s Profitability Challenge

The Nation’s Profitability Challenge

This month we take a good hard look at business profitability and shatter some myths about excess profits that some well-intentioned but uninformed or envious people suggest are the norm,…
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The Housing Market

The Housing Market

Yes, it is true: housing is expensive in Australia. Measured as a multiple of average wages, Sydney housing is nearly one-and-a-half times that of London, and over twice that of…
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The Ascent of Asia

The Ascent of Asia

The September 2015 newsletter set out to create perspective for Australia’s place in the Asia Pacific region for the 21st century. In this newsletter, we revisit this issue and broaden…
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In Search of a More Rational World

In Search of a More Rational World

The year 2017 is likely to be the most turbulent since 2009, when the GFC was in full swing; except this time it includes political, racial, religious and terrorist issues…
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Australia in 2017

Australia in 2017

Global discombobulation seems to be the order of the day as we face 2017. Some bizarre politics, terrorism, mistruths about free trade and globalisation, digital disruption, polarised incomes and wealth,…
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