- 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
- Of razor gangs, budget cuts and the policy mix
- Gender pay gap: why do male CEOs with daughters pay women more?
- 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: Gillard Government
In the Channel Nine series Underbelly Razor – as in real life – Sydney’s criminal matriarch Tilly Devine did not hesitate to wield the razor to keep her motley empire in line and protect it against incursion by rival gangs. … Continue reading
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
Economics textbooks are hefty objects. Many a kinked neck and curved spine have resulted from children being forced to lug such weighty tomes between school and home. Whether many students manage to read and absorb the often turgid contents of … Continue reading
THE majority of Australians support the idea of a mining tax, with supporters outnumbering opponents almost two to one, according to a new survey to be released today (19/09/2011).
The Reserve Bank Governor, Glenn Stevens, has described the boom in prices for Australia’s commodity exports as the biggest gift to this nation since the 1850s gold rush. But lately, more Australians seem inclined to look this particular gift horse … Continue reading
Wouldn’t it just be easier, and cheaper, to process them here? As a desperate Gillard government scans the Pacific for a suitably desolate island on which to stash asylum seekers, it is time to ask: is this the most cost … Continue reading
Reckon you could run the federal government’s budget? Would you balance the books, stop the reckless spending and pay off the debt? Think again. Government budgets are not like household budgets. If you could run your household budget under the … Continue reading