South Australia's TAFE fiasco shows what can go wrong when institutions aren't subjected to outside scrutiny, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
Analysis of South Australia's economic performance over the term of the Weatherill Government shows a concerning lack of growth, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
Despite South Australia's relatively poor economic performance over the past quarter century, there are broader forces at play that ensure the state's living standards haven't fallen as far as expected. Economics commentator Richard Blandy explains.
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.