Saul Eslake

Saul Eslake, Negative Gearing and Policy Promise

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Renegade Economists radio show #430 Read the show notes. Subscribe to the leading Georgist weekly podcast. Karl Fitzgerald: And welcome the Renegade Economist with your host, Karl Fitzgerald. And, my, oh, my, hasn’t it been in the news, negative gearing, there’s been a huge change in sentiment not only from both political parties, but from […]

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HIA: Negative Gearing barely costs economy

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An interview on Lateline Business with Harley Dale (HIA) and Saul Eslake makes for interesting viewing on whether Negative Gearing will be grandfathered and quarantined to new housing only in the upcoming May budget. At about the 10 minute mark Harley Dale makes an extraordinary statement that if this was to occur, there would be […]

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Eslake in Senate submission on Housing Policy Failure

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Saul Eslake has hit the press (p3 of the AFR – paywalled) with his submission to the Senate Committee on Housing Affordability. The submission is largely based on his 122nd Annual Henry George Commemorative dinner presentation. Saul again reiterates his key point from the speech: While political parties and governments professed to care about first […]

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Saul Eslake: 50 Years of Housing Failure

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Address to the 122nd Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner The Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne 2nd, September 2013 by Saul Eslake An edited audio recording of the presentation was broadcast on this week’s Renegade Economists radio show. Note: The opinions expressed in this talk are solely those of the speaker in his private capacity, and […]

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Saul Eslake @ 122nd Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner

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Link to presentation Saul Eslake is one of Australia’s most highly respected economists and a renowned critic of Negative Gearing: “In my view it is impossible to conclude that negative gearing serves any purpose than to allow wealthily affluent tax payers to defer and reduce tax.” Mr. Eslake was chief economist at ANZ (1995 – […]

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