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John Roskam

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Less is more leaves ABC stumped

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 20th March, 2015

The ABC's Fran Kelly couldn't help herself on Tuesday morning when she interviewed visiting American economist Arthur Laffer on Radio National. Not...

New boss John Fraser can restore Treasury to glory

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 6th March, 2015

It would be wrong to call John Fraser the new head of the Commonwealth Treasury Department an "economist's economist". Firstly, because he's not...

The jobs promise that pollies cannot make

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 20th February, 2015

An interesting pastime is pondering what politicians would ask for if they were granted one wish. The practical ones would want to be president for...

Economic reform is alive and well, but it isn't easy

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 6th February, 2015

Tony Shepherd, the former president of the Business Council of Australia, could have been talking about the election result in either Queensland or...

Free markets better than climate faith

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 30th January, 2015

It's entirely appropriate that a few weeks ago the Pope should talk about climate change. Climate change has after all become a matter of faith,...

Charlie challenges the Coalition

Freedom of Speech | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 16th January, 2015

Charlie Hebdo changes everything and nothing. The cover of the latest edition of the magazine features a caricature of Muhammad. That cover has...

The only real tax reform is lower tax

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 19th December, 2014

It is a myth that Australia is a low-tax country, because we're not. In fact we're on the verge of becoming a country with higher than average...

Relevance won Victoria for Labor

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 5th December, 2014

The reason the Coalition lost the Victorian state election was not because it wasn't left-wing enough. And it wasn't because of Tony Abbott. It was...

Why we can't shake off the cultural cringe

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 21st November, 2014

The phenomenon Arthur Phillips famously described as the "Australian cultural cringe" is alive and well. It was on display during the G20 meeting....

Abbott's big win in Washington DC

| John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 7th November, 2014

The results of the midterm elections in the United States on Tuesday are good for Australia and good for Tony Abbott. The Republicans gained...

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