The ABC broadcast a panel discussion on the Universal Basic Income on the Big Ideas program on Monday, June 26. I was a panelist.
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Recent political debate on housing affordability has been conducted in a fact-free vacuum. Home owners receive more from the tax system than investors.
More and more studies are emerging showing the benefits of increased CO2 in the atmosphere. While there appears to be a correlation with temperature, there is also a correlation with more rainfall, more plant life and fewer storms. Some of these obviously act to counteract the temperature correlation. While the Stern Review is widely cited […]
Associate Executive Director Gary Johns was the outsider on Sky News' Outsiders on Sunday. Listen to the broadcast here.
Great experience today in an Uber that I just have to share. It shows just how innovative and exciting the modern economy is, and a good antidote to the doom and gloom from last night’s forum on the Universal Basic Income. Turns out my Uber driver is doing it part time. Made some money as […]
Gary Johns appears in a series of interviews with David Pellowe on Church and State about "Health Law and Lobbyists".
Hillary Clinton has just started a new movement called Onwards Together to “resist” Donald Trump. It is similar to her campaign slogan “Stronger Together”, but if you translated it into French you would probably call it something like “En Marche”, which is the name of Emmanuel Macron’s new political party. In turn Macron’s party name […]
Negative gearing helps investors but the home owner receives substantially more benefits. Nevertheless, for both of them, housing over the last 5 years was a great investment - far better than the superannuation they are forced to contribute to.
Mr SHORTEN (Maribyrnong—Leader of the Opposition) (19:31): This is a budget and a government that wants to bury its past and rewrite its history. The Liberals want Australians to forget four wasted years in which wages growth has hit record lows, unemployment is up, underemployment and casualisation are at record highs, living standards have stagnated,...
Politically it is brilliant, redolent of the Menzies’ method of stealing your opponent’s clothes. Economically it is a disaster, although it does deal with the debt situation, but at a cost.