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Andrew Leigh

Bring Back the Inheritance Tax

Macgregor Duncan, Andrew Leigh and David Madden call for the reintroduction of an inheritance tax. They argue that an inheritance tax on the super-wealthy would be consistent with the Australian values of ‘egalitarianism’ and...

‘Social laboratory of the world’ or ‘reform sclerosis’ – the choice is ours: Part 2

Last week Leigh and Withers questioned why Australia had stopped investing in its future and identified four reasons: short-termism, divided responsibility, risk-aversion and a lack of trust in politicians. This week they consider risk-aversion...

‘Social laboratory of the world’ or ‘reform sclerosis’ – the choice is ours

Andrew Leigh and Glenn Withers question why Australia has stopped investing in its future. They identify four reasons and propose policy solutions. This week they look at short-termism and the divided responsibility. Short-termism afflicts...