Labor’s universal basic income is extremely flawed, as they’ve missed the fundamental points. Instead of using it to replace the welfare system wholesale, an intelligent tax solution will see us take the next step.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week we look at the coming ad war, how AI turned hype into results and the equation to make the sale.
Compared to the altruistic bank robbers of the past, Scott Morrison’s recent heist pales in comparison.
Life is hard. Keeping your head above water often brings on the need for a nap. Fortunately, Life Hacks for the Dead shows us how to solve both. Except the debt part.
The wave of nationalism sweeping across the globe may sing a new song, but its chorus is a tale as old as time.
The trial of the card that stops welfare recipients from buying “non-essentials” like alcohol is complete. Alan Tudge has hailed it as a success, but almost half of the users disagree.
As it stands, it is a criminal offence for government employees to release information, which has no modifier for whistleblowers. Time for a change.
Homer Simpson, the idol of the median masses has held over 150 jobs, so how much money has he earned in those positions? Vox has a S-M-R-T analysis.
When notable economist Thomas Piketty addressed Sydney on the growing issue of inequality in developed nations, I found myself in the crowd.
Despite baby-boomers’ claims, the realities of entering the housing market are grim. Rent forever so we can live happily? Sounds like an Australian Dream to me.
The Banking Inquiry has passed us. But beyond the political point scoring and the grandstanding, what real progress was made?
We spoke to Michael Cullinan from Rapid Finance about the importance of transparency in the financial process, for both client and lender alike.
Despite the fact that I work in the industry that gains the most from negative gearing, I’d much rather see it gone.
All the analysts we contacted were in bed by the time the budget was tabled, so we wrangled a bitchy millennial with an axe to grind. Soz.
A European tax model is something to be taken into account and if raising taxes means raising our quality of life, then ultimately, it should be a non-issue.
Ingeborg van Teeseling outlines the benefits of a European Basic Income trial, which could radically reduce Australia’s welfare spending.
Your first car is often your first love, the experience making vehicle that reminds you of a great summer, romance or just marking some independence. When we heard People’s Choice Credit Union was making the experience even easier for people, we wanted to hear from some of our readers!
TBS loves technology that makes our world a safer place. With recent stats showing 84 percent of Australians aged 25-34 do their banking online, we wanted to see what was happening across the country.
Thilini Wickramasuriya uncovers a fundamental problem within the tax system and asks if it’s fair for wage earners to be taxed at double the rate of those who accumulate their wealth in capital gains.
Sharing our lives in an unfettered way with the gradual surrender of our identities to the economy, Maiya Elali wonders whether this drive to be digitally valid and valuable is truly worth it.
Jordan King Lacroix: Budget 2015 – EVERYTHING MUST GO! Arts funding: slashed; health and education: slashed! Fair dinkum “fair go” all Australia is lucky enough to keep.