Current Issue Taxes, death and superannuation
It’s only super till you die
Taxing has never been easy. It has, however, become harder in Western countries. The “victory” of neo-liberalism, as declared by Rupert Murdoch in his speech to the Institute of Public Affairs last month, has left us with the expectation, if not the reality, of smaller government. Although many of us still share the view of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jnr that taxation is the price we
Mining The Dead Heart
What will this election be fought on? One common answer, naturally, is: "the economy, stupid". With a slight reshuffle of that answer comes the question: "is the economy stupid"? No. It's smart, ruthless and pumping. Have we missed all that it had to offer? Undoubtedly. We, as a nation, have just missed one of the greatest mining booms in history. And what do we have to show for it? Not much.