Just when we thought it was safe to dive into the markets, the prospect of another crisis has loomed again. Or have the problems of 2008 never really been resolved? The Forum examines whether this is just another cycle or a seismic shift in the world economy.
Ross Gittins has been the economics editor of the Sydney Morning Herald since 1978. In 2008 he was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to journalism as a commentator on economics.
Simon Pillar founded Pacific Equity Partners in 1998. He has been a partner with consulting firm Bain & Company, and worked with Bain and The LEK Partnership in Los Angeles, Singapore and Sydney.
Richard Denniss is the Executive Director of the Australia Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University.