About Ross Gittins
Ross Gittins has been Economics Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald since 1978! His essay, “Why we must roll back the tyranny of distance,” won
the Bert Kelly Award (1991).
Lesser accolades include:
the inaugural Citi Journalism Excellence Award (1993);
the Centenary Medal (2001);
the Member of the Order of Australia (2008);
the inaugural University of Newcastle National Alumni Leadership Award (2009);
the Macquarie University Honorary Doctorate (2011);
the University of Sydney Honorary Doctorate (2012);
and being named by Ken Henry "the country's best communicator of economic material" (2009 — Henry was then Secretary to the Treasury, appointed in 2001 by then Liberal Party Treasurer Peter Costello; Henry is now employed by Labor Party Prime Minister Julia Gillard as her "Special Advisor").
The economics organisation of Australia, Economics.org.au, established this site to correct Gittins' misrepresentations of economics and taxpayers.
Please read our scandalous and exclusive interview with Ross Gittins on his latest book The Happy Economist.
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Review of Ross Gittins, “Economists’ views more political than they admit,” SMH, Feb 7, 2011. Gittins continues his long history of going out of his way to pretend that the Austrian school of economics does not exist. He says: [I]n principle, all … Continue reading
Gittins says, “New principle of balancing public and private interests is needed.” He never defines the terms “public” and “private”. If he had tried to, he would have seen just how arbitrary any limitation on the market is. Everything could … Continue reading
Review of Ross Gittins, “Miners moan, but we need our fair share,” Sydney Morning Herald, August 14, 2010. The key message of the piece is: It’s not hard to see why miners would object to paying more tax, but the tax … Continue reading