Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Monday Forum: August 31, 2015

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Open Forum: August 29, 2015

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James Paterson at the National Reform Summit

I don’t know. These young libertarians confronting lefties with facts. No wonder the AFR suggested that young James was a rude invitee.

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Nathan Rosenberg 1927 – 2015

Nathan Rosenberg passed away during the week. Most readers wouldn’t recognise the name but he was a huge figure in innovation economics. Joshua Gans: If Rosenberg was known for one thing, it was to bring economics, real economics, into the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Forum: August 26, 2015

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Advance copy of The National Reform Summit Statement

So tomorrow is the National Reform Summit. We first reported on the summit here and then again here. Remember the agenda: The idea is to make good reform easier and opposition to good reform harder. If one or the other … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Hypocrisy of progressives | 104 Comments

What they said: Why cut personal taxes edition

Miranda Stewart, Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at ANU: The Treasurer again raised the concern about earners who face the top rate leaving the country to pay lower taxes. I am sure some do – but a … Continue reading

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Q&A Forum: August 24, 2015

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Guest Post: Brendan O’Neill – Here’s my beef with gay marriage

Sinclair Davidson seems to think my main beef with gay marriage is that the people who campaign for it use unpleasant tactics. But this is merely an observation. And it’s the one I made on Q&A last Monday because I had just … Continue reading

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Big talk, no action

Joe Hockey is promising, again, to cut tax sometime in the future. Mr Hockey will indicate that tax cuts will have to be financed with further budget savings. “The government is committed to reducing income taxes,” he will say. “All … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Federal Politics, Taxation | 45 Comments