3 episodes

Discussing intergenerational fairness in Australia this mini-series explores how we got to a housing, tax and transfer system that is so skewed against young Australians and what we can do about it.

We all share boomerporn memes, indulge in the occasional rant about the boomer racket but do young Australians actually have anything to complain about? Are we just avocado eating, entitled millennials? Think Forward brings you a podcast series with of Australia’s foremost economists who think intergenerational fairness is a thing.

TW: Explicit economic content.

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Discussing intergenerational fairness in Australia this mini-series explores how we got to a housing, tax and transfer system that is so skewed against young Australians and what we can do about it.

We all share boomerporn memes, indulge in the occasional rant about the boomer racket but do young Australians actually have anything to complain about? Are we just avocado eating, entitled millennials? Think Forward brings you a podcast series with of Australia’s foremost economists who think intergenerational fairness is a thing.

TW: Explicit economic content.

    Ep 3 Chris Richardson: How did we get here?

    Ep 3 Chris Richardson: How did we get here?

    Who is to blame for high house prices – government policies or economic forces? Megan Shellie chats with Chris Richardson from Deloitte Access Economics about housing, super, and wrestling back good policy from those who benefit from the status quo.

    • 24 min
    Ep 2 Saul Eslake on 'Entitlement' and the Social Contract

    Ep 2 Saul Eslake on 'Entitlement' and the Social Contract

    Saul Eslake, former Chief Economist of ANZ and Vice-Chancelor's Fellow at the University of Tasmania sits down for a chat with Think Forward co-founder, Sonia Arakkal.

    Saul describes a recent shift in Australia's 'Social Contract' which has benefited wealthy baby boomers at the expense of younger generations. 

    And he calls out baby boomers on their own 'entitlement mentality'.

    • 28 min
    Ep 1 Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute)

    Ep 1 Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute)

    Danielle Wood, economist from the Grattan Institute talks to us about her research into intergenerational fairness, what she thinks about the 2018 budget and why we should care about intergenerational fairness when there are other types of inequality to worry about. 

     

    You can find the Grattan Institute's research into intergnerational fairness here: https://grattan.edu.au/reports-list/intergenerational-fairness/  

    • 24 min

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