One issue is that toilet paper is subject to GST despite being a hygiene product.
Once upon a time, renewables were touted as a way of preventing extreme depletion of scarce fossil fuels that would drive their prices to destructively high levels.
To be sure, charging infrastructure and range are still key concerns in consumers' minds regarding EVs.
Power prices are not an issue that should ever have become hostage to politics, and they are not one that will be ignored in an election campaign.
The outages from Iran are worse than most analysts expected, and bottlenecks in the US shale patch could prevent non-OPEC supply from plugging the gap.
■ So far, US 10 year bond yields have not risen to reflect increases in the Fed Funds rate. By the end of this business cycle, they will.
The latest revenue projections for the US cannabis industry shows a revenue decrease for medicinal cannabis from $5.9 billion in 2017 to $4.3 billion in 2018.
Our livestock export industry not only provides affordable protein to some of the world’s poorest people; it also provides Australians with 13,000 jobs.
But beyond the technical analysis, oil prices also face some questions on the fundamentals.
The call on whether to cut corporate taxes, versus spending our tax dollar on schools and hospitals is an issue of importance to all of us.
It’s not just the finance industry - there are scandals as far as the eye can see.
The RBA should consider alternative approaches, such as nominal GDP targeting or an approach which augments inflation targeting with a mandate to promote financial stability.