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Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Numbers man: Treasurer Scott Morrison.

ScoMo's economic fairy tale doesn't add up

Scott Morrison's budget projections rely entirely on orthodox economic thinking about what drives wages. Unfortunately that orthodox thinking is demonstrably wrong.

There are enduring question marks about the relationship between developers and bureaucrats with so much money at stake ...

Want to stop land corruption? Take away the honeypot

One of the great mismatches is how little property developers are accused of giving to politicians from time to time and the massive amounts politicians gift to the developers – some $11 billion a year, according to a new book by two Queensland economists.