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Ross Gittins

Ross Gittins is economics editor of the SMH and an economic columnist for The Age. His books include Gittins' Guide to Economics, Gittinomics and The Happy Economist.

Economists: male, upper class, out of touch
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Economists: male, upper class, out of touch

Could there ever be a shortage of economists? And if there were, would that be a bad thing?

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Sorry Scott, it's not clear the economy has lift-off
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Sorry Scott, it's not clear the economy has lift-off

The Treasurer's optimistic enthusiasm may be more than a little premature

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How we could revive faith in democracy
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How we could revive faith in democracy

If our governments rejected the neoliberal agenda and met people's broader needs might that change our opinion of them?

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Turnbull changes tune for a lower-taxes election
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Turnbull changes tune for a lower-taxes election

Malcolm Turnbull’s true conversion to the Down, Down Taxes Down party is rather recent.

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We have debts to pay before we give ourselves tax cuts
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We have debts to pay before we give ourselves tax cuts

The central claim of this year’s budget is that we can have our cake and eat it. But can we?

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The biggest mistake we've made on climate change
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The biggest mistake we've made on climate change

Global warming used not to be, shouldn’t be and doesn’t have to stay a right-versus-left issue.

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Fortunately, Turnbull’s tax cap is just political window-dressing
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Fortunately, Turnbull’s tax cap is just political window-dressing

The Turnbull government’s solemn pledge to cap the growth in tax receipts at 23.9 per cent of gross domestic product is a political gimmick.

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Bracket creep lives to fight another day
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Bracket creep lives to fight another day

Whatever Scott Morrison's objectives are, fixing bracket creep isn't one of them.

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Parties offer clear choice at next election
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Parties offer clear choice at next election

The election could be as soon as August - each side will be conforming more than usual to their left versus right stereotypes.

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Let’s outlaw she’ll-be-right budget projections
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Let’s outlaw she’ll-be-right budget projections

The practice of including in the budget 10-year “medium-term” projections of the budget balance and net debt is pernicious.

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Morrison's tax cuts aim way above the middle
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Morrison's tax cuts aim way above the middle

The Treasurer is turning the meaning of the word 'fairer' on its head.

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