ProfitTHE Panama papers prove one simple thing – those who make a lot of money like to keep as much of it as they can. The net effect is less revenue to redistribute and less opportunity for those less fortunate.
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The stark reality of aspirational politics and trickle down economics is, in practice, more like being urinated on from a great height.For far too long we have let corporations and their political cheerleaders conflate maximising profit with a healthy and sustainable profit.Underneath all the spin lies an iceberg of greed.

Tony Newport, HillwoodSpeedingI’VE READ Wednesday’sEditorial (The Examiner, May 18) on speeding motorists and wish police would stop butting their heads against the brick wall erected ty the Australian government.

The government allows the public to purchase cars, motorcycles and even trucks that can far exceed speed limits.Many models are capable of more than twice the maximum speed limit.

A.R. Trounson, Deloraine.Ballet PLAUDITSCONGRATULATIONS to the Victorian State Ballet for a wonderful performance of Don Quixote.The Princess Theatre seating is poor, although the seats are staggered.If you are short and there is a tall patron two rows in front, it is very difficult to see.

The seats are too close to the row in front. If you are in the middle of the row full of patrons and want to get out, it is such a struggle. I wonder why the floor wasn’t tiered?

Pat Webb, George Town.ELECTION LETTERSLetters commenting on election issues must bear the name and full address of the writer(s), and a day telephone number for verification purposes only. Responsibility for election comment in this issue is accepted by Fairfax Tasmania group managing editor Mark Baker, 113 Cimitiere Street, Launceston. Writers should disclose any alliance with political or community organisations. Election candidates should declare themselves as such when submitting letters.

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