Category Archives: Taxation

ALP will be taxing your Nana

I have an op-ed in the AFR this morning on the proposed policy to end fulling paying out excess franking credits. Some 6.1 per cent of taxpayers appear to earn excess franking credits – less than the 8 per cent … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Shut it down. Fire them all., Taking out the trash, Taxation | 34 Comments

Taxation and illicit tobacco in Georgia

Often when reading research papers I think “Bullshit” or “Unbelievable” but I seldom laugh out loud. Today I laughed out loud when reading this abstract from an issue of Tobacco Control. To be fair, the issue of illicit tobacco is … Continue reading

Posted in Taking out the trash, Taxation | 11 Comments

One mandate to rule them all?

PvO has an article in The Australian supporting Trump – specifically supporting Trump’s mandate to build a wall between the US and Mexico. I wouldn’t exactly describe myself as Donald Trump’s biggest supporter, which makes writing this piece harder than … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Taxation | 40 Comments

Silliness on taxation

I think there are two Adam Creighton’s. One is very sensible … and the other writes a lot of nonsense about banks and taxation.  Today we got an article on taxation. The very short version is that we should all … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on Inequality

Every morning when we look in the bathroom mirror we are reminded that life is not fair or equal. If I was a proselytiser for equality I would demand the bloke who sits behind me in the Senate give up … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Guest Post, Taxation | 24 Comments

David Leyonhjelm on a lower tax bill

Limit government to what we need it for, and we will all save thousands of dollars in tax. If the government only got involved in the provision of services that the private sector is not well suited to provide, like … Continue reading

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ALP funded think tank “reluctantly” supports ALP policy

Labor’s planned ban on refundable excess franking credits has been declared a “second-best policy in a third-best world” by respected policy think-tank, the Grattan Institute. In its submission to Liberal MP Tim Wilson’s House of Representatives economics committee inquiry into … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Taxation | 12 Comments

Memo to the Liberals

I have had a number of conversations with people over the last few days about the next election. They all have told me that they have had a gutful of the government and their shenanigans and while they don’t like … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Taxation | 55 Comments

The importance of economic growth for the poor

Dan Mitchell, our man in DC with current US data to demonstrate that all boats rise and fall together. See also Jim Rose and the NZ Taxpayers. That reminds me, we are going to NZ at Christmas, travelling from bottom … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Rafe, Taxation | 10 Comments

Flow-on from the Trump tax cuts

Good news from our man in DC. Not much to see in Australia yet. Funny thing that.

Posted in Rafe, Taxation | 4 Comments