- First home buyers are 'stuffed', says Aussie John Symond, as lenders demand bigger upfront deposits dailytelegraph.com.au/realestate/buy… #ausecon 2 days ago
- What if the mining boom never happened? Fascinating RBA paper says we'd be poorer, but housing cheaper dailytelegraph.com.au/business/compa… #ausecon 2 days ago
- Problem is, there's not much money in the kitty for that kind of reform. @JoeHockey between rock and a hard place. 2 weeks ago
- Indirect taxes, like excise and GST, hit poorest the hardest. So they should be coupled with cuts to income taxes at low end 2 weeks ago
- Petrol as % household income, by quintile: Q1=4.5%, Q2=3.5%, Q3=2.9%, Q4=2.3%, Q5=1.3% ie poor households spend more of income on petrol 2 weeks ago
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- Like cholesterol, inequality cuts both ways
- The true cost of NIMBYism
- Should we worry about not “making stuff”?
- Euro zone a car crash: best keep your eyes on the road
- Trouble keeping up with Euro woes? Get used to it.
- Monopoly blues: why top bosses’ riches are undeserved
- Life is short, but the Tax Act is long
- Tony Abbott-o-nomics, or not…
Category Archives: Banks
You know how most of the traffic created by a car crash is not the crash itself, but everyone slowing down to have a rubberneck? Well, the same thing can happen with economies. And fair enough, the unfolding car crash … Continue reading
In the hit Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, a young window washer discovers a book that tells him the secrets to climbing the corporate ladder. If such a book were to exist in Australia, it … Continue reading
Want to hear some good news? Amid the sharemarket turmoil, street riots and other portents of impending apocalypse, relative calm has descended on the Australian housing market. Home affordability has improved.
PERHAPS the most confusing thing about the first-ever downgrade to the credit rating of the United States government is the way it simultaneously says everything, and nothing, about the future of the world economy. In simple terms, a country’s credit … Continue reading
Getting to grips with the long term implications of the sovereign debt debacle unfolding in the United States Congress involves understanding a lot of “d” words. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help get you up to speed. The US … Continue reading
A golden age for Australian retailers is over. Gone. Finished. Retailers offer plenty of short-termscapegoats for their current woes: the carbon tax, the flood levy, the higher Australian dollar, higher interest rates. But, in reality, the current downturn in retail … Continue reading
SMH 16-07-11: THE collapse in consumer sentiment and increasing risk of a European sovereign debt default have prompted Australia’s second-biggest bank to forecast the Reserve Bank will cut interest rates by one percentage point by the end of September 2012.