Think Again

Think Again

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Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising. Jennifer interviews Mark Zirnsak from the Tax Justice Network Australia about the federal government’s proposal to bring forward tax breaks for the wealthy in the time of the pandemic. Not only would these tax breaks go to the most well-off, according to the experts, they would not stimulate the economic recovery anyway. Moreover, these tax gifts to the high end of town would mean less funding for services and for adequate Centrelink payments.Shane Wright, Jennifer Duke (2020) The Age, 18 September 2020, p.8.Tax cuts for COVID ‘naive’, former Liberal leader John Hewson says in new budget campaign 21 September (together with the Australia Institute https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2020/09/21/tax-cuts-covid-john-hewson/ Morrison’s tax cuts are not temporary or targeted – they are ideological and inequitable Richard Denniss in the Guardian 16/09/2020 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/16/morrisons-tax-cuts-are-not-temporary-or-targeted-they-are-ideological-and-inequitable?utm_term=771ecdfe9ad32660354a1df0d29fca5e&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayAUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTAU_email Thomas Piketty (2020) Capital and Ideology Harvard University Press

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