Negative Gearing: bad policy, fastened by a wedge – Weekly Roundup

Feb 17, 2024
How many will be negatively geared?

Fuel standards weaponised, to imagine a Dutton government look at the way he ran Home Affairs, if you’re struggling financially and have private health insurance drop it, re-imagining Australia, and the case for withdrawing negative gearing. Read on for the weekly roundup of links to articles, podcasts, reports and other media on current economic and political issues.

Australia’s energy transition

Fuel standards – cover for confiscating tradies’ utes? Electricity prices should ease by winter.


Negative gearing, a bad policy fastened by a wedge. Housing’s two loosely-connected markets – buyers and renters.

Other economics

How frequent flyer schemes damage competition and raise prices. AI is coming for your job – if you don’t use it wisely.


If you want to see how Dutton would run the country, look at the way he ran Home Affairs. How to turn off your cellphone and computer. Dutton’s map of forbidden territory. How women are drifting away from men.


How to deal with the cost of living – drop private health insurance. Giving Medicare teeth. Next steps in reducing road fatalities. The changing ways we mistreat our bodies.


A report card on schools. The purpose of a university.

Public ideas

Re-imagining Australia. Democracy’s tough journey. Let’s forget about Marcus Aurelius.

Year of the dragon

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