Bob Catley

What went wrong with The Economist?

12 January 2017 10:11 am

I first encountered The Economist magazine as an undergraduate at the London School of Economics in the early 1960s. Richard Lipsey…

South Australia: political geography and globalisation

11 January 2017 3:05 pm

In 1996 I published Globalising Australian Capitalism. The book generally gave a favourable account of the then bipartisan policy response…

South Australia: two turning points for the economy

4 January 2017 9:50 am

The Mike Rann Labor government was formed in South Australia in 2002 and thereafter enjoyed a decent decade. It then…

The you-beaut NDIS

29 December 2016 9:33 am

Let me start this by saying that I have a disability parking sticker from the government in recognition of my…

South Australia: why it’s in this state

26 December 2016 3:20 pm

The SA economy is stagnating or even declining. The Labor government has been in power since 2002, now led by…

SA: new boundaries favour the Liberals, old betting the ALP

16 December 2016 4:17 pm

Earlier this month new electoral boundaries were announced for South Australia. The Liberals got excited and called for nominations and…

Why the lights went out on SA Labor

9 December 2016 12:54 pm

This week the SA Labor Premier, Jay Weatherill, took the lead in the national energy debate, suggesting the creation of an inter-state emissions…

What’s gone wrong in South Australia?

5 December 2016 5:04 pm

What’s gone wrong in South Australia? For much of the population, not very much, really. Most services are quite good, infrastructure development has…