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Is a Global Minimum Tax Rate On The Cards?

Janet Yellen, US treasury Secretary and former Fed Chairmen, recently proposed a global minimum tax rate applying to all corporations regardless of where they are physically located. Join Ezekiel, as he examines the issue of companies off-shoring to ‘Tax-Havens’, and discusses the economic and political feasibility of moving to a global minimum corporate tax rate.

Spectre of steel

Elijah discusses how the Zollverein – a customs union and free trade area – played a pivotal role in the economic and political evolution of German-speaking states in the 19th century, eventually leading to the creation of the German Empire.

The Hanseatic League

Elijah takes us to Hamburg and reflects on the city’s heritage as a flourishing centre of the Hanseatic League.

It’s time for a land tax

Sam O’Connor argues that stamp duty should be replaced with a broad-based land tax, to improve the government bottom line and help Australians deal with the rising cost of home ownership.

Is competition regulation an oxymoron?

Australia needs a full-time, focussed competition watchdog that applies the law using state-of-the-art economics, understanding the ambiguities and subtleties of market interactions, writes Professor Stephen King.

Ideology ain’t dead

It might be fashionable to say otherwise, but the big ideas are still at play in modern Australia. Brody Viney finds them hiding in plain sight, and reflects on their importance for economists as well as voters.