Big tobacco bites back

The Gillard government’s plain pack­ag­ing for cig­a­rettes leg­is­la­tion is dis­com­fort­ing even for those who have no patience with the huge and unnec­es­sa...

Trahaison des clercs

What­ev­er your views on the mer­its of the SGX/ASX deal—I’m scep­ti­cal of the durable val­ue, but there is a rash of glob­al con­sol­i­da­tion in that industr...

Resources tax mess

Hen­ry Ergas explains what’s wrong with the Brown­ian ‘Resources Super Prof­its Tax’ (apart from the appalling, ide­o­log­i­cal snip­ing at for­eign investors)....

Shorting common sense

I've previously noted that the policy of banning short-selling looked just like the sort of hunch driven regulation that hurts both the economy and common sense...