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.
Twenty years ago, in the wake of the State Bank disaster, economist Richard Blandy was sent on a mission to the United States to discover the economic secrets of cities of similar size to Adelaide. Here, he revisits his trip to Phoenix, Arizona, and the lessons that have not been heeded in South Australia.
Christmas is a time to rediscover the good in each other and ourselves, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
Donald Trump's ascension has been fulled by growing inequality - a problem that can only be solved by created higher-quality jobs, writes InDaily's economics commentator Richard Blandy.
The key underlying factor required to strengthen South Australia’s economy is for the state to become much more citizen and business-driven and much less State Government-driven, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.