Browsing articles from "February, 2018"
Feb
12
2018

Taking Liberties S5 Episode 5

We talk about compulsary super and the pension, and calls to crack down on car loan practices at the banking royal commission. Jessica Irvine in the SMH on super: http://www.smh.com.au/money/super-and-funds/scrap-super-guarantee-increase-to-boost-wages-save-2b-grattan-institute-20180208-h0vs81.html AFR on banking royal commission: http://www.afr.com/news/policy/hayne-royal-commission-to-scrutinise-dodgy-car-loans-20180212-h0vyj6

Feb
5
2018

Taking Liberties S5 Episode 3

This week, we discuss if Elon Musk has become a Bond villain, and Vikas gets very excited by hermit crab adoptions, though we’re less impressed about crappy export subsidies.   SMH article on the Tesla battery plan: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-04/how-tesla-sa-labor-free-battery-scheme-would-work/9394728 SMH article on EFIC: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/obscure-agency-handed-3-8b-boost-to-fund-australian-arms-exports-20180130-p4yz3o.html Extra EFIC hilarity: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/hypnotic-makeup-and-hermit-crab-adoption-schemes-the-weird-exports-taxpayers-are-funding-20170215-gudypk.html BONUS – Don Boudreaux on the folly of the ‘balance of trade’: https://fee.org/articles/the-utter-irrelevance-of-the-balance-of-trade/