People & associates

John Roskam

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Walking into a climate of conformity

Climate Change | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 1st May, 2015

In 1987, the American historian and philosopher Allan Bloom wrote a best-selling book, The Closing of the American Mind. It was about the...

Keeping to the law is fair in tax

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 17th April, 2015

There are so many things wrong about the current tax debate it's difficult to know where to begin. For a start, Australia is not a low-tax country....

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...

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