In a special mini-episode we’ve dubbed “Pocket Money” we take a look at the recent developments with Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. It’s a straight discussion, without our usual bells and whistles so that we could respond quickly and if you like it, we’ll probably do more of these Pocket Money episodes
House prices – what is to blame? Our economists look at the claim from the Prime Minister that the ABCC was needed to stop ‘union thugs’ pushing up house prices. They also look at the tax breaks for investors. No prizes for guessing what the evidence shows is actually effecting house prices. Contributors: Jim Stanford
How much is a hole in the ground worth? Australia has considered building a nuclear waste dump many times over the decades. Each time, the proposal has fallen through. This time, in South Australia, proponents are making $100 billion dollar claims. Richard and Rod take a look at those claims and the economics of building
Economic models are like a lot of things in life: What you get out of them depends on what you put in. But therein lies the problem. When reporting focuses on the ‘findings’ without looking at what assumptions underpin politically influential economic models, it leaves us vulnerable to what Richard calls the ‘peak-stupid of econobabble’.
Interest rates may be one of the most discussed and least understood area of economics in Australia. Our Chief Economist and Senior Economist discuss the whats and whys of Reserve Bank policy and how interest rates really effect people and the broader economy. Contributors: Richard Denniss – @RDNS_TAI Matt Grudnoff – @MattGrudnoff Ebony Bennett – @ebony_bennett. Produced by
Can Australia live without coal? Episode 7 of Follow the Money looks at the economics of coal and how a moratorium on new mines would help stop the boom and inevitable bust cycle, and instead create a smooth transition to a low carbon future. Contributors: Richard Denniss – @RDNS_TAI Rod Campbell – @R_o_d_C Ebony Bennett – @ebony_bennett. Produced by
In episode 6, we tackle the perennial favourite of politicians in an election year – income tax cuts. Do personal income tax cuts really lead to economic growth and job creation? Does more money in the wallet increase incentives and make people work harder? We put those claims to the test. Contributors: Richard Denniss – @RDNS_TAI
The Australia Institute’s podcast series, Follow the Money, this week takes on Company Tax. What is it? How much does it raise? Who pays it? Who is saying that we should cut it, and ‘cui bono’ – who benefits? Contributors: Richard Denniss – @RDNS_TAI Dave Richardson – not on twitter! Ebony Bennett – @ebony_bennett Produced by Jennifer
Episode four of Follow The Money is a special edition – In conversation with Richard Denniss about the subject and title of his new book: Econobabble. So what is econobabble? Ebony Bennett talks to Richard Denniss about why we shouldn’t be afraid of upsetting ‘the markets’ and how you can call commentators on their bullsh*t.
Episode three of The Australia Institute’s exciting new podcast series Follow The Money looks at Negative Gearing. You can subscribe to Follow The Money on iTunes. Contributors: Matt Grudnoff @MattGrudnoff Cameron Amos @CamAmos_ Frank Keany @FJKeany Find us on Twitter/Facebook. More on Negative Gearing – recent papers from The Australia Institute: Top Gears: How negative gearing and the capital gains tax
The second episode of The Australia Institute’s exciting new podcast series Follow The Money looks at Australia’s superannuation system. You can subscribe to Follow The Money on iTunes. Contributors: Richard Denniss @RDNS_TAI Matt Grudnoff @MattGrudnoff Francis Keaney @FJKeany Find us on Twitter/Facebook. More on Super – recent papers from The Australia Institute: A Super Waste of Money Tax Concessions
The first episode of The Australia Institute’s exciting new podcast series Follow The Money looks at the economics behind Australia’s mining boom. You can subscribe to Follow The Money on iTunes. Contributors: Richard Denniss Rod Campbell Francis Keaney Find us on Twitter/Facebook. In Follow The Money, The Australia Institute explains the economy in plain English. We’ll bust some economic