Michael Potter

One impact of the budget: sales of white flags are booming

19 May 2017 7:24 am

Sales of white flags are going gangbusters, with the Coalition buying out supplies. It isn’t surprising, as they’ve found so…

Budget 2017: a housing policy shambles

11 May 2017 2:50 pm

The housing measures in the 2017 Budget present a great case study in how expectations can be mismanaged. The government…

Even Greens and Labor voters like lower taxes

15 December 2016 4:48 pm

Despite the general foolishness of the left, a survey shows 51 per cent of Greens voters support a company tax…

We are a low taxing country?

2 December 2016 12:49 pm

I’m sure you were all up late on Wednesday night eagerly awaiting the publication of the latest OECD Revenue Statistics.…

The ACT votes for spin

21 October 2016 12:10 pm

Apparently, Canberrans have decisively voted for a light rail. At least this is how various commentators have interpreted last weekend’s ACT election result. But…

Piking on the Piketty show

11 October 2016 1:59 pm

  Le economiste fashioniste, Thomas Piketty, is in town and my generous wife thought tickets to his talk would be…

Facts have a left wing bias, do they?

19 July 2016 11:06 pm

I spluttered on my tea recently when reading the claim that facts have a left-wing bias. I suppose the proponents…