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Australia needs a six-month GST holiday

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has spent billions trying to save us from recession. The winding down of JobKeeper scheduled for September means he’ll have to...
HomeBuilder might be the most-complex least-equitable construction jobs program ever devised

HomeBuilder might be the most-complex least-equitable construction jobs program ever devised

HomeBuilder is a good idea gone bad. It is possibly the most complex and least equitable program the government could have devised to deliver...
Economic snap-back? Not so fast

Economic snap-back? Not so fast

With the virus on the back foot, it’s tempting to declare victory. Provided we stay vigilant on the public health front, we do have...
The big stimulus spending has just begun. Here’s how to get it right, quickly

The big stimulus spending has just begun. Here’s how to get it right, quickly

Responding to COVID-19 required governments to make hard choices with enormous consequences. The biggest were whether to let the disease rip, lock it down,...
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Good for Bitcoin? How the U.S. stimulus bill devalues the dollar

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion stimulus package to boost an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic. However, printing and distributing free...

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