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Taxploitation II: Tax Reform for Incentive,Productivity and Economic Growth
John Humphreys, Robert Carling, Sinclair Davidson, Stephen Kirchner
13 July 2011 | R12

This volume brings together papers on different aspects of tax reform published by the CIS over the past five years. In part, these papers review developments in tax reform since the publication of a similar volume – Taxploitation – by the CIS in 2006. The general finding is that against the benchmark set by the reform ideas advanced in Taxploitation,…

Taxploitation: The Case for Income Tax Reform
Peter Saunders
01 June 2006 | R11

Australia’s increasingly irrational income tax system is riddled with distortions and disincentive effects. ‘There are so many special allowances, exemptions, credits, offsets and write-offs that tax law has become almost indecipherable, and gross amounts of money and time get spent trying to reduce liability to tax.  Most really-high earners are paying a lower rate of tax than workers earning little…

In Praise of the Free Economy: Essays
Michael Novak
03 May 1999 | R10

Michael Novak is the first contemporary Christian theologian to have dedicated many years of his life to a serious and open inquiry about the nature of modern capitalism. In this collection of essays edited by Samuel Gregg, Novak illustrates that, contrary to popular myth, it is entirely possible to be a Chrstian and in favour of private enterprise and free…