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Dr Richard Denniss is chief economist at The Australia Institute, a Canberra think tank, www.tai.org.au

It's a trap: Why the long-con on company tax cuts?

It's a trap: Why the long-con on company tax cuts?

Why do we need a $65 billion corporate tax cut right now? What's the rush?

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Richard Denniss: 'Sovereign risk' econobabble has lost all meaning
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Richard Denniss: 'Sovereign risk' econobabble has lost all meaning

The phrase is simply used to dress up the self-interest of powerful groups as being in the national interest.

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Why Australia's business community only cares about budget deficits sometimes
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Why Australia's business community only cares about budget deficits sometimes

Big business doesn't care whether there's a surplus. It just wants tax cuts and other direct aid.

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Adani coal mine: Matt Canavan's symbolic war that went wrong
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Adani coal mine: Matt Canavan's symbolic war that went wrong

The Adani mine has become a symbol of the Coalition's ideological confusion.

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Voters are burning politicians who won't ditch coal
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Voters are burning politicians who won't ditch coal

The world energy market is shifting far more rapidly than governments.

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Why politicians buy us presents we don’t need
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Why politicians buy us presents we don’t need

Many politicians prefer to knock down the status quo than carefully improve what already exists.

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Australians hate hypocrites, as the Coalition and big business are finding out
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Australians hate hypocrites, as the Coalition and big business are finding out

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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Coalition's crisis has a simple cause: it keeps supporting deeply unpopular policies
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Coalition's crisis has a simple cause: it keeps supporting deeply unpopular policies

Why are these professional politicians so determined to back ideas they know the public hate?

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Judge the Australian economy by its shape, not its size
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Judge the Australian economy by its shape, not its size

The decades-long obsession with GDP has stifled a more important debate.

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National energy guarantee: don't let Malcolm Turnbull bore you out of the climate debate
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National energy guarantee: don't let Malcolm Turnbull bore you out of the climate debate

The problem isn't with this policy's design, it just lacks any ambition.

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Submarines or rape counselling? Priorities are the measure of any government
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Submarines or rape counselling? Priorities are the measure of any government

Forget the 'growing the pie for everyone' nonsense. Governing is about choices.

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