Australia’s election result: a reprieve not a recovery
Catallaxy Files, 23 May 2019
Reprieve was possible but feared the worst. Steve Kates offers a comprehensive 10-point summary of why the ALP lost. I have a more succinct version in Canada’s Financial Post which highlights the key reasons being cost-pregnant green policies and the tax hikes on superannuation.
Election promises: eating the seed corn that generates sustained economic growth
Catallaxy Files, 14 May 2019
I have a piece in the Spectator that addresses the importance of savings to provide the capital that underpins wealth creation. Savings themselves will be severely constrained where the state or other looters can exproproate them or where the state imposes regulatory requirements that devalue the savings a
There is now a narrow path to victory for the Coalition. It relies upon them winning a couple of seats in Queensland and Tasmania, regaining Indi and making a net loss of only two elsewhere (in addition to the likely loss of Farrer to the Shooters, Farmers and Fishers). But more than one loss is likely in Victoria, and