There's an interview with Yanis Varoufakis on The Guardian's website, Varoufakis is an economist, and was the Greek Minister of Finance. He got into a fight with the IMF and EU after the Greeks voted for no more austerity. That didn't go down well given the lack of money to pay for a generous spending programme. Whilst I'm not a big fan in general, he does make some interesting points in the article. Yes, it does open with an attack on negative gearing, cast as class warfare (Varoufakis is very left wing), but he also argues that the country's debt problem is private, rather than public; and we need to produce more stuff. That said, his proposed fixes are for more collectivism. One thing he doesn't pick up on is how much business sets the agenda. The banks were threatening a campaign against Labor's proposal for a Royal Commission into their activities, but that one's gone quiet. And the real estate industry is making a lot of noise about negative gearing. That should surely be grist to a Marxist's mill.