In its attitudes to tax, New Zealand has been the last colonial outpost of Thatcherism. Change, however, may be in the air.
Australia has had no less than four Trumpist political parties and may yet get a fifth. The good news is they have been surprisingly ineffectual.
John Quiggin’s argument on market experiments seems especially relevant to this country at a time.
Why keep spending billions on defence, when there’s no discernible threat?
Is securing the sea lanes a valid rationale for Defence spending?
Economist John Quiggin on the state of the Australian economy
Everywhere else, countries recognise the need to exempt food from GST