Articles published on John Meandue's website


These articles are published on John Menadue's website Pearls and Irritations


The National Party’s Dämmerung – an awakening for representative democracy? 19-Jul-17
Australia’s economy: she’ll be right mate – or will she? 14-Jul-17
Comrade Abbott – Comrade who? 12-Jul-17
This time, let’s get electricity pricing right 26-Jun-17
Learning from the UK election 12-Jun-17
Australia’s finance sector: a bloated overhead? 08-Jun-17
Labor’s love affair with private health insurers 02-Jun-17
There’s more to Morrison’s conversion on debt than appears at first sight 12-May-17
The budget – still tough on the young 11-May-17
Doing without private health insurance 28-Apr-17
The Liberal Party’s French connection 27-Apr-17
Capital gains taxes: Keating got it right in 1985 19-Apr-17
Can we please have a more intelligent debate about corporate taxes 12-Apr-17
The National Electricity Market: What happens when economists get involved with electricity 15-Mar-17
Warning from Colin Barnett: Privatisation is on the nose 13-Mar-17
South Australia’s Electricity Problems: Jay Weatherill should follow the Coalition’s example 08-Mar-17
Pauline Hanson’s youth support 02-Mar-17
What lies beyond capitalism? 06-Feb-17
Holden cars, AWA TVs, Chesty Bonds underwear: Manufacturing and globalisation 29-Nov-16
Opportunity knocks: the economics of a Trump victory 21-Nov-16
Mein Drumpf: Hitler, Donald Trump And A Shot Across The Bow For The Left 11-Nov-16
The future of globalisation (With John Menadue) 31-Oct-16
The mounting case for a royal commission into banks and insurance companies 22-Sep-16
Health care and Labor 10-Aug-16
Problems of Private Health Insurance 02-Aug-16
Brexit – retreat to isolationism and discontent of those left behind 29-Jun-16
Bill Shorten Is Right: Malcolm Turnbull Is A Major Threat To Medicare 21-Jun-16
A royal commission into banking and the private health insurance industry 16-Jun-16
The difference in the economic policies of the major parties 16-Jun-16
The more we examine the Coalition’s ‘plan’ to cut corporate taxes, the more is revealed of its economic shortcomings 20-May-16
Are Conservatives better economic managers? 20-Apr-16
Labor’s policies 01-Apr-16
The government says that tax cuts are good for workers! 23-Mar-16
Chris Bowen and ‘The Money Men’ 29-Feb-16
The only unifying thread in the Liberal Party is a compulsion to keep Labor out of office 11-Feb-16
Private health insurance – does the lady protest too much? 03-Feb-16
Private health Insurance companies are price takers. Prices are set by doctors and hospitals (with Jennifer Doggett and John Menadue) 14-Jan-16
Economic management, lobbyists and the Coalition Government 01-Oct-15
Refugees and German redemption 14-Sep-15
The ABC and a second chance 01-Jul-15
Inequality matters 17-Jun-15
Ian McAuley and Miriam Lyons – Governomics 14-Jun-15
Role of government 16-May-15
If the government wants price signals, it should stop supporting health insurance 09-Apr-15
The speech that Tony Abbott almost delivered to the National Press Club 18-Feb-15
Pyne on education funding 04-Dec-14
A Year Of Tony Abbott 09-Jun-14
Ignored Budget issues 14-May-14
Pay for a GP visit 12-May-14
Piketty and the gap between rich and poor. Inequality of wealth is the problem rather than the inequality of income 30-Apr-14
Inequality in Australia 06-Apr-14
The case for government funding of healthcare (with Jennifer Doggett and John Menadue) 27-Mar-14
Cutting waste and costs in health 03-Feb-14
Health care and the budget deficit in the US (with John Menadue) 26-Dec-13
Julie Bishop fails Economics I 17-Sep-13
Government failure in health care (with John Menadue) 20-Aug-13
Catholic Health still leaves the impression that it wants to destroy Medicare (with John Menadue) 30-May-13
Sport and Markets 17-Feb-13