Why A Bank Levy Is A Great Idea

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

The South Australian state government announced in late June 2017 that it was going to follow the Federal government and introduce a levy on the big banks. Episode 19 of Follow The Money, explains why the banks can absolutely afford the levy, why it’s a good idea economically and just how small the levy really is compared to — for example — the salaries of the CEOs of the big 4 banks.

Host: Deputy Director Ebony Bennett // @ebony_bennett

Contributors: Chief Economist Richard Denniss @RDNS_TAI  // Senior Economist Matt Grudnoff @MattGrudnoff  

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Title Track: Jonathan McFeat // pulseandthrum.com

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