Don’t cut spending, raise taxes: Weekly roundupMar 18, 2023
Don’t cut spending, raise taxes; what’s wrong with the government’s carbon credit proposal?; and Stan Grant on the wounds of history. Read on for the weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.
Don’t cut spending, raise taxes
Even before AUKUS, and before the fiscal response to Covid created a big government debt, Australia has been collecting far too little taxation. Peter Martin puts the case for capital gains tax reform.
Australia’s slow energy transition
If you want to know what’s wrong with the government’s carbon credit proposal, read or re-read Joseph Heller’s Catch 22.
Make it easier for energetic and creative young people to come here. Why broccoli is bad for immigrants.
Have we reached peak megachurch?
It’s still here. And we still don’t quite know how it got here.
Stan Grant on the wounds of history. Stronger human rights for Australia.
We all pay for a fleet of submarines.