On this week’s Democracy Sausage pod we crunch the numbers on how an inverted yield curve could be a sign of recession to come, and ask whether the Coalition really are better money managers than Labor with Peter Martin AM. Hosts Mark Kenny and Marija Taflaga also take a look at the Chinese economy, the Hong Kong protests, and whether it’s one step up, a few steps back in the Pacific.
Mark Kenny is a Senior Fellow in the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times.
Marija Taflaga is a lecturer in the ANU School of Politics and International Relations. Her major research is on political parties and particularly the Liberal Party of Australia. She has previously worked in the Australian Parliamentary Press Gallery as a researcher at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Peter Martin is a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University and the Business and Economy Editor of The Conversation. A former Commonwealth Treasury official, he has worked as economics correspondent for the ABC, as economics editor of The Age, and as host of The Economists on ABC RN. In 2019 He was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM).
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