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On Economy and Politics: Australia Shows The Way

As Western nations experience rising populist anger over contentious issues like immigration, health care access and wage equity, one country appears to have cracked the code for maintaining political consensus. Simultaneously, it also has managed to achieve, what The Economist calls, "the most successful rich economy" in the world. The...

Cal Chamber Has Best Year Yet Steamrolling 'Job Killer' Bills

As CALmatters columnist Dan Walters notes in his Sept. 10 analysis, the California Chamber of Commerce quite often prevails in getting the Legislature to kill or quietly abandon bills that the pro-business lobby deems "job killers." But in the recently concluded legislative cycle, the chamber was even more effective than...