"Prepare to say goodbye to the cold, hard cash in your pocket," AFR 1/3/19.


"Vital Signs: so far, it’s more of a house price blip than a bust in the making," The Conversation 1/11/19.


"Vital Signs: the power of not being too clear," The Conversation 1/18/19.


"Squeezing the wealth more complicated than it looks," AFR 1/22/19.


"Vital Signs. Yet another year of steady rates. What’s the point of the RBA inflation target?" The Conversation 2/1/19.


"Cashing in on carbon reduction," Inside Story 2/5/19.


"Vital Signs. If needed, this man can and will cut rates during the election campaign," The Conversation 2/8/19.


"'Staggering': Cash incentives improve kids' learning, research shows," SMH 2/11/19.


"Why we should (carefully) consider paying kids to learn," The Conversation 2/14/19.


"Vital Signs. when watchdogs become pets – or the problem of ‘regulatory capture’," The Conversation 2/15/19.


"Biggest discipline on banks would be customers walking away," AFR 2/18/19.


"Vital Signs. why more expensive milk won’t help farmers much," The Conversation 2/22/19.


"Now is the time to plan how to fight the next recession," The Conversation 2/26/19.


"Command and control no substitute for a carbon market," AFR 2/27/19.


"Vital Signs. Do deficits matter any more?" The Conversation 3/1/19.


"It's members' money, not Combet's and big super's," AFR 3/6/19.


"Vital Signs: Australia’s sudden ultra-low economic growth ought not to have come as surprise" The Conversation 3/7/19.


"Vital Signs: It’s one thing to back down on Hayne’s recommendation about mortgage brokers, it’s another to offer nothing in its place" The Conversation 3/15/19.


"Introducing shadow equity: a fresh idea to escape the low wage trap," The Conversation 3/19/19.


"Frydenberg’s budget looks toward zero net debt, but should this be our aim?" The Conversation 4/2/19.


"Vital Signs: why governments get addicted to smoking, gambling and other vices," The Conversation 4/12/19.


"Vital Signs: wthe ‘ball-tampering’ budget trick they don’t want you to know about," The Conversation 4/18/19.


"Vital Signs: Zero inflation means the Reserve Bank should cut rates as soon as it can, on Tuesday week," The Conversation 4/26/19.


"Morrison and Shorten take aim at one another in leaders’ debate: experts respond," The Conversation 4/29/19.


"Claiming Credit for Climate Policy," AFR 5/1/19.


"Vital Signs: Policies come and policies go, but surely we shouldn't be subsidising inheritances," The Conversation 5/3/19.


"Vale RBA inflation targeting regime," AFR 5/8/19.


"Vital Signs: When it came to the surplus, both Bill and Scott were having a lend," The Conversation 5/10/19.


"Markets are great, except when they're not," Inside Story 5/14/19.


"Hawke was our larrikin, but also our reformer," The Conversation 5/17/19.


"Vital Signs: for the best election predictions, look to the betting markets, not the opinion polls," The Conversation 5/17/19.


"Vital Signs: APRA is going to make it easier to borrow. It could be another one of its bad calls," The Conversation 5/31/19.


"RBA finally acts to stave off a self-inflicted recession," AFR 6/5/19.


"Vital Signs. If we fall into a recession (and we might) we'll have ourselves to blame," The Conversation 6/7/19.


"APRA-cadabra: Why Australians will be able to get larger home loans," Finder X 6/11/19.


"The RBA just backflipped on the job market," AFR 6/14/19.


"Vital Signs: the RBA’s marching orders are no longer realistic. They’ll have to change," The Conversation 6/14/19.


"Vital Signs: Once were Kiwis. Here’s the hidden history of Australia’s own well-being framework," The Conversation 6/21/19.


"Vital Signs: having a bob each way on US and China is Australia’s own super power," The Conversation 6/27/19.


"Vital Signs: Trump’s nominations for the US Federal Reserve are an odd lot, and an even bet," The Conversation 7/5/19.


"Vital Signs: we need those tax cuts now, all of them. The surplus can wait," The Conversation 7/12/19.


"Vital Signs: the battle for the soul of the US Democrats that’s taking place before our eyes," The Conversation 8/1/19.


"The misguided race to tax digital revenues," AFR 8/5/19.


"Vital Signs: Blame Trump, not China for the looming trade and currency war," The Conversation 8/9/19.


"Vital Signs: Amid talk of recessions, our progress on wages and unemployment is almost non-existent," The Conversation 8/15/19.


"Vital Signs. Turning Germanese. Economically, we’re on the road to becoming Germany rather than Greece," The Conversation 8/23/19.


"Business tax cut is a better signal," AFR 8/27/19.


"Vital Signs. Business investment is flatlining, and it isn’t clear that suasion or a special allowance will help," The Conversation 8/30/19.


"What we should do about the GDP numbers," AFR 9/4/19.


"Vital Signs. Sure, economic growth is low, but think about what’s gone right," The Conversation 9/6/19.


"Vital Signs: All this overinflated talk about an index-fund bubble is very passive-aggressive," The Conversation 9/13/19.


"Why going green is the best way to fire up the economy," SMH 9/16/19.


"Vital Signs: NBN’s new price plans are too little, too late," The Conversation 9/20/19.


"Vital Signs: Why can’t Australia be friends with both US and China?," The Conversation 9/27/19.


"The RBA needs to disagree more openly," AFR 10/1/19.


"Vital Signs: yes, house prices will rise with lower interest rates, but that’s not the only effect," The Conversation 10/4/19.


"Nobel poverty fighters show science can improve the world," AFR 10/16/19.


"The best way forward on climate change: Toward a Carbon Tax and dividend," therift.eu 10/17/19.




"Vital signs. Our compulsory super system is broken. We ought to axe it, or completely reform it," The Conversation 10/18/19.


"Vital Signs: talk of a US wealth tax is about symbolism as much as it is about economics," The Conversation 10/25/19.


"Vital Signs: does monetary policy work any more?" The Conversation 11/8/19.


"Vital Signs: Might straight down the middle be the source of our economic success?" The Conversation 11/15/19.


"How 'hurt money' could fix the exec pay problem," AFR 11/19/19.


"Vital Signs. Untaxing childcare is a bold idea that seems unfair, but might benefit us all," The Conversation 11/22/19.


"Vital Signs: let’s not weep for Westpac’s board, but directors do need help," The Conversation 11/29/19.


"Vital Signs: Australia’s slipping student scores will lead to greater income inequality," The Conversation 12/6/19.


"Vital Signs: Australia’s wafer-thin surplus rests on a mine disaster in Brazil," The Conversation 12/13/19.


"'Back to basics' is not our education cure - it's where we've gone wrong," SMH 12/13/19.


"Vital Signs: Australia’s nation-building opportunity held hostage by the deficit daleks," The Conversation 12/20/19.




Richard Holden