With tax reform on the agenda, and at a time when Australia faces some of the highest income tax rates in the world, why should we cut and simplify—if not completely abolish—personal income taxes?
The Queensland Labor government’s proposed changes to vegetation management law will erode the right to property, breach a fundamental principle of the rule of law, and ultimately hurt Australian farmers by adding more red tape to the industry.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will soon be handed more power to intervene proactively in financial product markets. These regulatory powers will stymie financial entrepreneurship and innovation.
Aaron Lane’s recent piece in the Sydney Morning Herald argues the ABCC row is a distraction from the main game of industrial relations policy.
Hackerspaces are the pirate ships and prison gangs of innovation. That’s the take-away from the recent writing I’ve done on positive political economy, innovation institutions, innovation commons, and unique hybrid organisations, like hackerspaces.
This week I’m up in Sydney speaking at Blockchain Workshops. Today I presented these slides based on a working paper with Trent MacDonald (the paper will follow soon, and you can find the abstract below).
Earlier today Malcolm Turnbull and Christopher Pyne released their National Innovation and Science Agenda. This is not innovation policy, it is wasteful spending. And with a price tag of $1.1 billion, this isn’t a cheap experiment.