New economics

4
Oct

“Should we let the market determine our energy mix?”

Many business leaders and politicians argue that when it comes to energy, the free market should decide.

3
Oct

Top of the TEDs — My Town in Transition, Rob Hopkins

This is our pick of the Top of the TEDs – building the local economy and community resilience in preparation for climate change and peak oil.

24
Jul

An auto motive: the trouble with car tax breaks

The Australian auto industry predicts a precipitous drop in new car sales following the removal of company car tax breaks, and still can't explain why the taxpayer should subsidise an individual’s private car use.

16
Jan
Plastic bottles

Ask the Economist: Contain yourself

Our Facebook page was recently buzzing about the proposed national Container Deposit Scheme, or CDS. Simon O’Connor and Tristan Knowles answer Karen's question about the politics of a national deposit scheme.