John Garnaut writes a great piece on redesigning the Australian tax system to be simpler, cheaper, and fairer. Have a butchers at this: a new tax world WHEN Peter Costello returned from holidays and resolved to earn the right to be prime minister, he stuck a great sheet of butcher’s paper on his office wall … [Read More »]
Why Is Shareholder Liability Limited ?
Tim Oren writes a fascinating answer to the question: What is the best reasoning behind why shareholders have limited liability for a corporation’s environmental and social costs? Not on a case by case basis, but why it is the blueprint for the most powerful pillar of society? Check out Tim’s historical summary of Why Is … [Read More »]
Real Estate Page Count
As part of a general clean up of my website, I made some changes to the pages that hold my Adelaide Advertiser Real Estate section page count analysis. I thought I would add updates to my blog rather than having them on a separate webpage. Here is some background. December 2nd, 2001 After some interesting … [Read More »]
I manage my investment finances with Quickbooks. I also suffer from a compulsion to over-engineer any solution I implement. So, once I had worked out how Quickbooks works, I set about constructing a complex (but very accurate) mechanism for tracking my finances. It was a work of art, something which would make any accountant for … [Read More »]
Sandpit Politics and the Art of Running Away
PaulZag writes about going into business in his blog. I too have thought seriously about this path. Once I started seriously thinking about business opportunities, I started seeing them everywhere. It almost seemed as though they were jumping out at me – like DVD hawkers on a busy Beijing street “hello hello, sir, you buy … [Read More »]