Tag Archives: Economic policy

Video – Talking Justice 2015

A recording of my speech at Talking Justice has been uploaded to the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre YouTube channel. The speech is like a 22 minute summary of my writing over the last year. Speech notes Talking justice – … Continue reading

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The Coalition want us to work more so we can give more to the banks – Independent Australia

By Warwick Smith This article was first published at Independent Australia. The Abbott Government wants us to work more but who really benefits? Economist Warwick Smith argues that instead of handing more of our money over to the big four … Continue reading

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Twiggy’s not so crazy cartel idea

By Warwick Smith Andrew (Twiggy) Forrest, recently suggested the big iron ore producers in Australia should cap production of iron ore in order to lift prices. This suggestion has been attacked and ridiculed by the other miners, by the Australian … Continue reading

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A super con – The Monthly

Why compulsory superannuation benefits the financial industry and the rich at the expense of everyone else Published at The Monthly By Warwick Smith Tuesday, 24th March 2015 Superannuation is mostly a con. It involves the funnelling of vast amounts of … Continue reading

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Conservative ideology and the Intergenerational Report: why Hockey had to remove all reference to inequality

By Warwick Smith A search of the government’s recently released Intergenerational Report for the word “inequality” yields zero results. The same is true for “income distribution” and “wealth distribution”. This is not surprising because conservatives are basically forced by their … Continue reading

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The war on waged labour – The Monthly

This piece published today at The Monthly online. The war on waged labour Penalty rates are under threat. What is at stake? By Warwick Smith – Monday, 9th March 2015 Despite being haunted by the spectre of WorkChoices, the campaign by the … Continue reading

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A sustainable budget surplus is beyond the government’s control, as Joe Hockey has come to realise

Warwick Smith Originally published at The Guardian. Joe Hockey, the treasurer, now concedes he may not be able to deliver his promised budget surplus any time in the foreseeable future. This news is good for private savings because, when the … Continue reading

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Reviewer for a FactCheck article in The Conversation

I reviewed the below FactCheck for the conversation. Unfortunately there is little space as a reviewer to say much but I would like to have gone into more detail discussing who really loses and who benefits from changes in company … Continue reading

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Op-ed in The Australian that attacks my guardian article is incoherent

The below op-ed was published in last week’s Australian. It is critical of my piece in The Guardian the week before. I contemplated publishing a reply but after reading the piece properly there’s actually very little substance to reply to. … Continue reading

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Interview on economic rent taxes on Sydney’s 2ser breakfast radio

This morning I was on 2ser‘s breakfast program with Mitch Byatt discussing the proposal in my recent Conversation article that we should be increasing taxes on economic rent (unearned income). As usual with such a subject much of the interview … Continue reading

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