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Grattan Institute obsessed with wealth distribution

Today in The Australian Did you realise “investors now account for more than half of new loans for housing, up from 29 per cent two decades ago”? You would if you had read Hot Property, the Grattan Institute’s latest call … Continue reading

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The Absence of a Tax is Not a Subsidy – Part 2

Ahhh – why do I punish myself so? Further on the knowledgeable discussion on negative gearing on the Insiders: Lenore Taylor: “It’s a no brainer.  There’s no economist in the country who doesn’t agree that this is a place that the … Continue reading

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The Absence of a Tax is Not a Subsidy

From the Insiders Today: Barrie Cassidy: “Negatively gear properties for a 1 year old?” Niki Savva: “I don’t see a problem with it. I don’t know why people are so …” Barrie Cassidy: “It’s tax payer funded, that’s what’s wrong … Continue reading

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Farewell Obama, Hello Hillary

TIME UNTIL OBAMA DEPARTS AND HILLARY IS PRESIDENT

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The Fairness Industrial Complex

I have long wanted to write something about the political co option of the word “fair” but have struggled for time and ideas.  And then I read this wonderful piece by Murray Walters in Quadrant. The Fairness Industrial Complex. Brilliant. … Continue reading

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Economic suicide: Australian energy policy proposals

Labor’s carbon emission proposals move Australian policy closer to the edge of insanity.  Not content with the prosperity busting program of Mr Turnbull and his environment minister, Greg Hunt, the ALP is proposing the total wipe out of our most … Continue reading

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The French submarine: complete with boomerang

So $50 billion is going to be invested in French submarines to be constructed in Adelaide. No doubt France was chosen for a number of reasons, including the quality of the kitchens to be installed on the subs, the record … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Redistribution is eating economies’ productive potential

The forthcoming Australian election is being fought on which party can offer the greatest funding increase to resolve the never-ending worthy expenditure, particularly in the health, education welfare and environment theatres.  The two major political parties make an attempt to … Continue reading

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Labor is taking Europe’s road to ruin

Today in The Australian It is easy to understand why Labor wants to increase taxes on higher-income earners. And it does not take much nous to figure out why the government might feel under pressure to do so too. But … Continue reading

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Senator Sam Quotes from the Oz Today

From the OZ today … Labor blast at Commonwealth chief Ian Narev Senator Dastyari acknowledged the major bank bosses were “not friends” of his, joking they would be the prime suspects if he were murdered. “If you’re not in politics … Continue reading

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