Taxes, till death do us part

Benjamin Franklin wrote anxiously while corresponding to his dear friend Jean-Baptiste Leroy in Paris during the peak of the French revolution about whether he was in fact still alive or had succumbed to the violence. Franklin wrote (as translated to English): “Are you still living? Or has the mob of Paris mistaken the head of aContinue reading “Taxes, till death do us part”

Is Demography Destiny?

Australia had a bonanza of major reports handed down in the past week commissioned by the Federal government on the challenges and opportunities for the nation to retain its position as one of the most liveable places on earth. The Intergenerational Report points to the extraordinary expenditure required to support an aging population; while theContinue reading “Is Demography Destiny?”