Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Tony Makin


Featured Publication

  • Lower Company Tax to Resuscitate the Economy 06 July 2020 | PP31
    In response to the economic contraction of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and state governments have dramatically expanded the scope and scale of state involvement in the economy. This massive spike in government spending continues to be funded by increased…...
    In response to the economic contraction of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and state governments have dramatically expanded the scope and scale of state involvement in the economy. This massive spike in government spending continues to be funded by increased…
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Media & Commentary

  • Too much spending, not enough reform 09 October 2020 | Ideas@theCentre
    The Budget is very focused on the short-term, too heavy on spending and too light on permanent structural reform. “New spending is enormous, and although most of it is supposed to be temporary one wonders whether it will be fully…
    The Budget is very focused on the short-term, too heavy on spending and too light on permanent structural reform. “New spending is enormous, and although most of it is supposed to be temporary one wonders whether it will be fully…
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  • Budget: Concern over level of spending and lack of reform 07 October 2020 | MEDIA RELEASE
    The Budget is too focused on the short-term, too heavy on spending and too light on permanent structural reform, the Centre for Independent Studies says. “New spending is enormous, and although most of it is supposed to be temporary one…
    The Budget is too focused on the short-term, too heavy on spending and too light on permanent structural reform, the Centre for Independent Studies says. “New spending is enormous, and although most of it is supposed to be temporary one…
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  • ‘Little knowledge’ budget 02 October 2020 | Ideas@theCentre
    The dictum that “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” rings very true in the run up to the federal budget.  Limited understanding of macroeconomics in particular has been evident from the mantra that the economy needs sizeable fiscal stimulus…
    The dictum that “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” rings very true in the run up to the federal budget.  Limited understanding of macroeconomics in particular has been evident from the mantra that the economy needs sizeable fiscal stimulus…
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  • Extra infrastructure spending not an economic panacea 03 September 2020 | Ideas@theCentre
    Increased government spending on infrastructure has been proposed yet again to revive the economy from the government-imposed recession. However, there are good reasons to be sceptical. Spending big on infrastructure to create employment is a straight replay of Keynes’ 1930s…
    Increased government spending on infrastructure has been proposed yet again to revive the economy from the government-imposed recession. However, there are good reasons to be sceptical. Spending big on infrastructure to create employment is a straight replay of Keynes’ 1930s…
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  • Extra infrastructure spending won’t build a road out of the corona recession 01 September 2020 | Spectator
    Increased government spending on infrastructure has been proposed yet again to revive the economy from the government-imposed recession.  The latest call for the states to spend another $40 billion has come from Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe and is supported…
    Increased government spending on infrastructure has been proposed yet again to revive the economy from the government-imposed recession.  The latest call for the states to spend another $40 billion has come from Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe and is supported…
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Publications

  • A Fiscal Vaccine for COVID-19 10 June 2020 | PP30
    The fiscal response to the Covid-19 crisis ensures that the federal and state governments will experience large budget deficits and escalating public debt for the foreseeable future. Federal government debt could for instance conceivably double to over $1 trillion within a few years in the absence of substantial budget repair.…...
    The fiscal response to the Covid-19 crisis ensures that the federal and state governments will experience large budget deficits and escalating public debt for the foreseeable future. Federal government debt could for instance conceivably double to over $1 trillion within a few years in the absence of substantial budget repair.…
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