Ideas@ The Centre 7Vol. 2 No. 7 (February, 2010) Freedom quote of the week
If it moves, tax it.
If it still moves, regulate it.
If it stops moving, subsidise it.
— Attributed to former US President Ronald Reagan
The pretence of knowledge
26 Feb 2010The ill-conceived and rushed Commonwealth insulation program adds to a very long list of recent government policy failures, such as Grocery Watch, Petrol Watch, ‘Green’ loans, and Indigenous public housing. |
Groundhog Day for new housing
26 Feb 2010Despite extensive consultation with communities in the Northern Territory about what type of new houses they would like as part of the government’s Indigenous housing program, government is still following the same old tired designs for the construction of houses. |
Stimulus begets stimulus
26 Feb 2010Suspending the insulation program has landed the Rudd government with an unpleasant political problem: business closures and layoffs. |