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I am sure there will be lots of squabbling over parameters and assumptions of any tax, spending or regulation proposal submitted to the independent costings unit proposed recently by the New Zealand Greens. A detailed comparison of each presidential #tax plan proposed so far https://t.co/LnOKYuQ9qa pic.twitter.com/oOTyR2bgxF — Tax Foundation (@taxfoundation) October 29, 2015 The bigger …

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The principal argument against the republic is it results in a president as the head of state. In the last Republican debate in 1999, the Republican movement split between those who wanted an appointed president and an elected president. An elected president would quickly get ideas above his station because of the popular mandate. Imagine …

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Originally posted on Climate Etc.:
by Judith Curry Don’t let transparency damage science.  – Stephan Lewandowsky & Dorothy Bishop The Mertonian Norms of Science, introduced in 1942, describe “four sets of institutional imperatives [comprising] the ethos of modern science:” Communalism all scientists should have equal access to scientific goods (intellectual property) and there should be a sense…

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A good mate at University was a democratic socialist. After graduating in law, he joined the Director of Public Prosecutions. He is still there as a senior counsel. That is the new name for a Queens Counsel in Tasmania. ICYMI, William Julius Wilson on The other side of Black Lives Matter https://t.co/wyRmmD9vQw pic.twitter.com/OlrgVl2lTj — Richard …

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Some facts on the level of Australian taxes (1): Australian government is relatively small #afrtax pic.twitter.com/hd4MPTdlfO — John Daley (@JohnDaley_) September 23, 2015 Is Australian income tax high? Only if you ignore social security contributions elsewhere. pic.twitter.com/Ve7lyp85o8 — John Daley (@JohnDaley_) August 19, 2015

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NZ households spending 30% plus of disposable income on housing, 1988–2013, % of households, https://t.co/wnWuVFpUqC pic.twitter.com/CNsPQCtMiD — Figure.NZ (@FigureNZ) October 27, 2015 Housing costs to income ratio in selected New Zealand regions:2007–2013, % of income spent https://t.co/O8yx0oeBCA pic.twitter.com/nOFPYhzEce — Figure.NZ (@FigureNZ) October 22, 2015

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Originally posted on Homepaddock:
Labour has unveiled what’s being called a ‘free” tertiary education plan. “Free” for whom? I was one of those who supposedly had a “free” tertiary education. There were far fewer students per taxpayer then but people on modest incomes were paying 60% (or was it 66%?) in tax. The taxpayer already…

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