Tag Archives: economic rent

The banks make a killing every time you swipe your card

By Warwick Smith This article was originally published by New Matilda and republished by The New Daily. The banks are rubbing their hands with glee as they now get a cut of almost every purchase we make. PayWave and PayPass … Continue reading

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Tax economic rent, not productive activity – The Conversation

How’s this for fundamental tax reform? Target the rentseekers By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne Tax is back in the spotlight with coalition MPs and the Australia Institute talking about getting rid of some of the exemptions to the GST. … Continue reading

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Resource rent tax – radio interview

I recently appeared on “On the money” on 2ser in Sydney (and other stations around the country through the community radio network).  I was explaining what a resource rent tax was and how it worked. As usual with this topic, … Continue reading

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