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10 Questions for Sam Dastyari on power

10 Questions for Sam Dastyari on power

Labor senator Sam Dastyari made the statement this week that there is something “fundamentally wrong and rotton” with the influence corporate Australia has over the Australian political process, while speaking at a Pub in Canberra. From SBS: Labor senator...
Negative Gearing: Friend or Foe?

Negative Gearing: Friend or Foe?

Source for above is here. Recently Domain published a comment piece by Jamie Alcock, associate professor in Finance at the University of Sydney Business School, titled, “Busting the five myths about negative gearing”. The first issue with the article is...
Steve Keen’s manifesto put to work

Steve Keen’s manifesto put to work

Steve Keen’s manifesto put to work The purpose of this post is to have a look through Steve Keen’s manifesto to see if there are any potential policy takeaways that can be applied to TTP. Professor Steve Keen (@ProfSteveKeen) was an economics lecturer at...
Leith Van Onselen vs Alan Kohler: Land tax

Leith Van Onselen vs Alan Kohler: Land tax

Image above by MartialArtsNomad.com Leith van Onselen had a piece up yesterday countering a piece by Alan Kohler. Now, commentating on a commentator who is commentating on a commentator who is commentating on rumors that a deficit levy may be introduced in the...
Property market transparency doesn’t exist

Property market transparency doesn’t exist

Image above by Images Money. The following is an anonymous submission, number 32, to the 2014 Senate Economics Committee inquiry on affordable housing. The lack of transparency in the housing market is something I have experienced first hand, working as a real estate...
Bob Officer loses his grip on negative gearing

Bob Officer loses his grip on negative gearing

The Australian Financial Review¬†(aka the AFR) raised the negative gearing issue on 24 February 2014, when they published an opinion piece by Bob Officer titled, “Removing negative gearing would be a mistake”, link here. Bob Officer is professor emeritus,...