South Australia loves a big, taxpayer-funded, get-rich-quick scheme, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy. He should know: he was once conscripted by the government to do the numbers on the mythical Multifunction Polis.
An economic blueprint for South Australia from more than 35 years ago shows that government and business leaders were concerned we might become a "stagnant backwater". Did South Australia act on their recommendations? You be the judge.
Growing unemployment and miniscule wage growth is spurring populist economic prescriptions across the globe. However, argues economics commentator Richard Blandy, political promises to redistribute income can only be a short-term fix unless underlying problems are addressed.
Premier Jay Weatherill's powerful political skills continue to divert blame for the state's economic malaise to outside forces when the real problem is much closer to home, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
The state Budget has sent a chilling message to successful businesses in South Australia, argues economics commentator Richard Blandy.
A proposed new approach to integrating green principles in South Australia's economic strategy will lead to continued low growth and unemployment, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
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.