The free market mantra is not about to disappear from the Australian political landscape - far from it - but really it's time some logic was brought to bear on this brutal ideology.
Three months after the announcement of the decision to withdraw from manufacturing in Australia, Ford threw a two-hour party at Fox Studios in Sydney at a cost of $4 million.
His most damaging legacies deserve critical exposure while giving credit to his leadership on the issues of indigenous rights, becoming a republic and redirecting our foreign policy towards Asia.
Instead of producing low-margin products, a market in which Australia will struggle to compete, Australian industries should be innovating and adapting to new forms of manufacturing.
Dear ADM – consider yourselves lucky. The offer to purchase GrainCorp was too generous and you would have struggled for years to generate a decent return.
Australia's recovery from 2008 started off well, but lags earlier recoveries.
If petrol prices, for example, skyrocketed overnight to over $2.50/litre, I can't imagine our Federal Government would leave it with a 'no comment.'
Drive your harvester over to the car industry: I can't think of a time when Australian governments have not been deeply involved in its details.
Milton Friedman liked the idea, as did Friedrich Hayek, but could guaranteeing everyone a basic wage, whether employed or not, work?
Yes, the golden age (which peaked from the 1990s to the GFC) appears to be over.
The hope is that by allowing the already wealthy to become even wealthier they will use the surplus to create work for the less fortunate.
Abbott and co inherited the best economy in the world, can they keep it going up?