Archived publication for 2010 in Occasional Paper
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Economists as social engineers

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Sinclair Davidson

In this paper, I make the argument that modern "mainstream" economic thought is inclined towards government intervention and social engineering. To the extent that economic analysis is seen simply as a tool it is likely that economists will...

Green Excuses: Collusion to promote protectionism?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

The trade of forestry products on international markets is becoming increasingly controversial. For years environmental groups have been claiming that there is mass deforestation and illegal logging occurring in the developing world to create...

Exposed: The Inaccurate and Inappropriate Campaign by Zoos Victoria

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Zoos Victoria is constituted by the State of Victoria under the Zoological Parks and Gardens Act 1995 and is responsible to Environment Minister, Gavin Jennings. Last year, Zoos Victoria received $14.6 million of taxpayer funds. One of the...

Forcing Prices Up

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Grocery prices will always be controversial, especially when government policy is artificially inflating their price. The ACT government commissioned John Martin to complete a review into the ACT government's supermarkets competition policy....

The Resource Super Profits Tax and the 2010-11 Budget

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

A report into how the Henry Review and 2010/11 Budget will harm Australia's economic interests.

Keeping Super Safe

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Louise Staley

Disclosure levels by Australian superannuation funds are inadequate. Disclosure levels should meet international benchmarks to adequately protect Australians' superannuation savings. The role of some Australian superannuation industry funds as...

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