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

  • The two great threats of 2020: coronavirus – and Keynes 24 June 2020 | Spectator
    The fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic leaves an economically threatening legacy of high budget deficits and public debt. Australian governments should take action to reduce the burden the stimulus measures have placed on the future economy and taxpayers. Unlike…
    The fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic leaves an economically threatening legacy of high budget deficits and public debt. Australian governments should take action to reduce the burden the stimulus measures have placed on the future economy and taxpayers. Unlike…
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  • Coronavirus: It’s Keynes’s fault – again we go into debt to ‘stimulate’ the economy 17 June 2020 | The Australian
    The economic impact of, and budgetary response to, the pandemic is often compared to the global financial crisis. And some of the same mistakes have been made. Both were what economists call external shocks; the first origin­ating in our largest…
    The economic impact of, and budgetary response to, the pandemic is often compared to the global financial crisis. And some of the same mistakes have been made. Both were what economists call external shocks; the first origin­ating in our largest…
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  • Keynesian fallacy an economic threat 11 June 2020 | Ideas@theCentre
    The fiscal response to the Covid-19 pandemic leaves an economically threatening legacy of high budget deficits and public debt. Australian governments should take action to reduce the burden the stimulus measures have placed on the future economy and taxpayers. Unlike…
    The fiscal response to the Covid-19 pandemic leaves an economically threatening legacy of high budget deficits and public debt. Australian governments should take action to reduce the burden the stimulus measures have placed on the future economy and taxpayers. Unlike…
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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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