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Financial frenemy

Are innovation, research and development ways to get out of economic trouble, or further into it? PAUL HARRIS writes that the answer lies in doing better innovation, instead of more of it.

Mapping the future

How do you take the complexity of an entire country’s policy landscape and turn it into a single ‘systems map’? CHRISTOPHER VAS offers some insights.

The productivity conundrum

The year ahead is likely to see increased debate and discussion about Australia's productivity and competitiveness, writes CHRISTOPHER VAS.

Little green lies

From policy to politics through to personal decisions, thinking ‘green’ is changing our lives in numerous and profound ways. But are those decisions based on the best evidence? PROFESSOR JEFF BENNETT writes that we need to look out for ‘little green lies’.

Where is it cheapest to cut carbon emissions?

Why are different countries pursuing different types of carbon emission reduction schemes, and what will each cost, writes DAVID STERN.

Welfare policies shouldn't hit home

Including homes in welfare assessments is not what the public, or politicians, should want to see, writes PETER WHITEFORD.

Sustainable leadership

Governments and civil society need to measure success by more than just gross domestic product, writes ROBERT COSTANZA.

Aid effectiveness: the price of asylum seeker cost shifting

A decision to reallocate $375 million in aid spending to cover asylum seeker costs will come at a high price for aid effectiveness, writes STEPHEN HOWES.

Measuring China's harmony

China's new generation of leaders have an opportunity to lead the world towards a sustainable, fair and harmonious future, writes ROBERT COSTANZA.

Japanese inflation: a monetary or fiscal phenomenon?

Japan needs to remain fiscally sustainable if it is to avoid the threat of hyperinflation, writes IPPEI FUJIWARA.

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