Sitemap - 2023 - Fresh Economic Thinking
Weirdly, illegal drugs and prostitution are in European GDP figures
FET #22: Property problems with buyers agent Pete Wargent
Can Fresh Economic Thinking become a new science institution?
FET #21: Aidan Morrison explains the problematic analysis behind the cheap renewables story
Gough Whitlam's 1958 hot take on housing
FET #20: Tim Helm on why housing supply starts when speculation ends
Taxes are taking half my income...
FET #19: Duty of care to future generations
How I learned to stop worrying and love high land values
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a chameleon
Property taxes reduce housing asset prices but don't make housing cheaper
Pricing upzoning: The great debate
Economic lessons from a great Australian ritual of kerbside collection
Student accommodation houses over 100,000 people but isn't included in dwelling counts
Removing stamp duty is now claimed to miraculously boost homeownership
The macroeconomics of childcare policy
Stanley Jevons reckons cheap renewables won't make oil and coal redundant. I believe him
The Auckland upzoning myth: Response to comments
You get a rental inquiry. And you get a rental inquiry. We all get a rental inquiry!
Crampton debates Crampton on the economic theory of landbanking and housing supply
CFMEU is picking political fights with a weird tax dressed up as a housing policy
What's my economic identity?
The 'sunk cost' trickery that makes renewables seem cheaper than they are
Landlords selling = first home owners buying
Explainer: Building and planning approvals
History lesson: Housing problems stem from the distribution of property ownership
Grattan’s gas gimmick
Does Victoria's rollicking 1880s land boom have lessons for today?
Australia's $40 billion of education exports is a statistical trick
The Auckland myth: There is no evidence that upzoning increased housing construction
A natural experiment in excess housing supply
Housing supply and the planning pipeline
Fear of an ageing population is age old
'Carbon footprint' is a conceptually flawed idea
FET #18: Housing future fund and COVID updates
No one knows how to handle housing in the CPI: Singapore edition
Property owners hate more supply and competition...
Four interviews on housing and corruption
What stops Labor moving further to the left?
Slums are how the free market houses the poor
FET #17: Upzoning case studies
Did public housing create the Australian dream?
FET #16: Interview with Misha Saul on economics, family, and culture
How much does my family spend?
The great superannuation debate— Part 2
A housing absorption rate and upzoning thought experiment
The great superannuation debate— Part 1
Australia's Housing Future Fund - my Senate hearing opening statement and submission
Since families share economic resources, does it matter if men earn more than women, or vice-versa?
FET #15: Can a "fuck up levy" stop our experts failing us?
Housing confusions: Builders versus property owners and building versus planning approval
Econobabble: Rent control and market forces
Solar roads were always a terrible idea
FET #14: Property investing, cycles, and the legacy of Henry George with guest Catherine Cashmore
How high can private school fees go?
FET #13: Degrowth, decoupling, and how to get good environmental outcomes
Why did the rent-to-income ratio rise in the 1980s but stay flat ever since?
Can removing stamp duty "free up" homes by encouraging retirees to downsize?
Ownership illusions: Housing policy and competition in the property system
Population and ageing nonsense… again
Ownership illusions: Retirement income policy