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John Quiggin

Economist

Nuclear power advocates are running out of fuel

Nuclear power advocates are running out of fuel

Advocates for nuclear energy will tell you that the greenies are holding back project viability, but say nothing about obsolete technology.

The political cost of climate flip-flopping for fickle pollies

The political cost of climate flip-flopping for fickle pollies

Malcolm Turnbull's position on climate change has undergone a remarkable range of gyrations. The same is true of Queensland Labor. Such flip-flopping always comes at a price.

Tax cuts won't cut it

Tax cuts won't cut it

The primary claim put forward in support of company tax cuts is that they will lead to an increase in investment. Let's investigate that claim.

Company tax cuts won't work in the US, and they won't work here

Company tax cuts won't work in the US, and they won't work here

Optimistic tax models put the average Australian at being 0.1% better off under the proposed company tax cuts. And the good news is they'll only have to wait 25 years for that tiny benefit to appear! Economist John Quiggin reports.

For a document with no substance, the NEG has earned a lot of fans

For a document with no substance, the NEG has earned a lot of fans

NEG is so miraculous that it's garnering positive reaction from both sides of the field; quite a feat for an eight page document with zero figures, writes economist John Quiggin.