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My public PGP key (useful if you want to send me an encrypted email): http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?search=0x1f6b37fc17dc53f4&op=index
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No way! Government regulation to "improve competition" in credit cards results in unintended consequences such as the banks' recouping fees elsewhere? Who would have guessed?
CREDIT card holders at Australia's largest four banks must spend more than $18,000 in order to earn a $100 shopping voucher.
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Jim Grant is simply brilliant in this must watch interview with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, which we won't spoil with commentary, suffice to provide the following pearl of an exchange: Maria Bartiromo: "W...
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"What a country wants to make it richer, is never consumption, but production."
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Rather than return tax dollars to taxpayers or pay off the state's near-$20bn debt, Barnett wants his own sovereign wealth fund to win friends and influence people with. Which political party does he represent again?
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Duhhh. Abolish liquor licencing laws NOW! "[It] was safer because it meant people of varying ages interacted in smaller venues...Rather than everyone of similar age groups in big venues drinking too much".
Bid to drink 'like a grown-up international city' denied
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I was at a Property Council event last night and it seems that this is a common consensus with our peer group as it was raised there to head of WAPC. If you ever want to open your own venue mate, you can always chuck me on as licensee so I can get value from that Liquor Licencing course lol.
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I wonder what the Rottnest Island wind turbine costs?
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"The burden of proof should be on those who would intervene to prevent voluntary, mutually beneficial transactions and disrupt private spillovers."
LAST week I wrote a couple of posts about the cost of restricting urban development.
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The tax will likely allow existing firms to continue operating as there are sufficient ex-post returns to provide incentives to operate but the tax will certainly reduce incentives for new investment (or for new firms to enter the industry).
Mining tax will deter future miners: Ergas
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