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MacroBusiness Friday, July 18, 2014 - 05:47 Source

I like Krugman. He takes a common sense approach to economics and writes clearly for a broad audience. But, like others, I have to take issue with his insistence that quantitative easing (QE) and low interest rates punish the wealthy and fulfil some progressive distributional objective. In fact they achieve the opposite result. Here is […]

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 18, 2014 - 04:50 Source

Paul Egan and Philip Soos [1] have a new book out. It available for free here (pdf), and it’s called Bubble Economics: Australian Land Speculation 1830-2013. Some reviews and reactions have started to flow in – locally, internationally, and even some critical reactions. This post gives my take on this very detailed and topical book. A short […]

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North Coast Voices Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:16 Source

Yet another example of the Abbott Government’s determination to lay waste to this nation’s social capital……….. Announcement From Vibe AustraliaJuly 14th, 2014. In June, 2014, Vibe Australia was informed that funds for the Vibe Project will be directed to the Australian Government’s programs that deliver front line services from 1 July 2014.

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North Coast Voices Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:15 Source

You receive an email from a friend of a friend asking if they can cadge a lift to your second cousin's wedding and, someone in the friend’s family is a person of interest to Australia’s intelligence agencies (just like writers of letters to the editor in 1945,  those supporting Moratorium marches in the 1970s, or former High Court Justice Michael Kirby as a young child ) and surreptitiously your com

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Digitopoly Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:06 Source

There has been a movement that began with the notion of the anti-commons that suggested that, whatever the other benefits and faults might be with the patent system, a fault that really matters for the operation of the system and for growth prospects (a la endogenous growth theory) is how p

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MacroBusiness Friday, July 18, 2014 - 00:05 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 22:08 Source

Upon learning that Angelina Jolie will be visiting the Nauru detention centre, Ella Wilkins ‘wrote a letter’ to Ms Jolie urging that the truth about Australia’s asylum seeker policy be shared with the world. Scott Morrison denies any concerns over the visit – as the above linked article notes. However, he should be concerned. We shall wait and see.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 21:23 Source

The news that Tony Abbott finally had his way by repealing the ‘carbon tax’ was greeted with instant jubilation by the Institute of Public Affairs (the ‘IPA’). Within minutes of the announcement they sent forth the following email:

XXXXX (Name removed)

We did it.

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laberal Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 18:53 Source

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Cheeseburger Gothic Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 18:51 Source

I have a lot of these thoughts, and should probably write a whole essay on the topic, but for now I'll stick to one simple observation.

This is the third trilogy I've written, although the Hooper books (my publishers are in another round of discussions about renaming them) aren't so much a trilogy as three books at the start of what I hope will be a long story.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 17:58 Source

Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, Can the Greens’ tram plan be taken seriously? http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2014/07/17/can-the-greens-tram-pl...

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MacroBusiness Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 17:49 Source

Chris Weston, Chief Market Strategist at IG Markets The stars continue to align for equities with US markets showing further signs that the worst is behind us. Global markets extended their gains as investors responded positively to China data, a positive start to US earnings and Janet Yellen’s testimony. In day two of her testimony, […]

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Renew Economy Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 14:51 Source

Raygen says CSPV technology can be "world's cheapest", but that will depend on cost of capital, and level of policy certainty.

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