The federal budget marks a return to big government in Australia with a likely cost to both jobs and growth, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
South Australia will need to foster billions of dollars of new investment in its economy if we hope to keep pace with Australia and other advanced economics, writes economic commentator Richard Blandy.
Recent statistics reveal a worrying picture of the declining South Australian economy, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
In this detailed explainer, former essential services commissioner Richard Blandy sets out why South Australia's power bills are so high and warns that some of the touted solutions to the problem could lead to an economic catastrophe for the state.
Thirteen years ago, one of the state's first Thinkers in Residence warned that, in Adelaide, "life is quite pleasant, but the young, gifted and talented are leaving". Economics commentator Richard Blandy writes about that report's findings, and argues they are still relevant today.
In the final article in his series on economic lessons for Adelaide from comparable US cities, Richard Blandy writes about what we can learn from the extraordinary rise of our sister city, Austin, Texas.