Why slower growth might matter very much

The belief that it is only economists who obsess about growth is mistaken – the public will notice it keenly too.

Ross Gittins, The Sydney Morning Herald's economics editor, justifiably enjoys a high reputation for his journalism, particularly for his ability to deconstruct the most intimidating of technicalities into down-to-earth lucidity.

He has performed an influential educative role for Herald readers while framing his journalism within the parameters of orthodox, conservative mainstream economics. In recent times, close followers of Gittins's work will have noticed a certain irritation with those confines, a chafing at the bit.

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Max Walsh


Max Walsh was for many years one of Australia’s top economic and political commentators, highly regarded as a journalist, author and broadcaster. Throughout his career, Max was involved in all dimensions of the media industry, which has encompassed positions with two of Australia’s largest publishing companies and television networks.

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