Richard Holden

tax

Sensible debate on how much tax should be paid by the wealthy sometimes starts with a bold statement or two.

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Counterintuitively, vague incentives to improve performance or behaviour are often stronger than clear ones.

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Prices are off, but from unprecedented highs. It could be a one-time adjustment.

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The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.

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Floating the Australian dollar back in 1983 was a leap into the unknown. Here's how it has served us well.

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The best time to shut down negative gearing is when few people are taking it up. That time could well be now.

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It is possible to both tax carbon emissions and enrich households. A report released by UNSW Sydney outlines how.

Australian Climate Dividend Plan, Grand Challenges, Wind man

The new Member for Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps, helped present the climate policy, which taxes carbon dioxide emissions and compensates all Australian households.

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Hardly anyone believes that prices are really increasing by only 1.9% per year. The fault lies with us, and also the way the Bureau of Statistics adjusts prices for 'quality'.

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Pushing up interest rates due to current Australia unemployment figures and historical economic theories may de dangerous.

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