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Your Democracy Monday, November 11, 2019 - 07:32 Source

philosophyWestern philosophy 'unimaginative, even xenophobic'

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MacroBusiness Monday, November 11, 2019 - 00:23 Source

If it listens to Paul Kelly it sure will: The Labor Party now resembles two rival constituencies fighting each other — their origins embedded in the party’s past and its ­future — a conflict that extinguished Labor’s hopes at the May election and a chasm that nobody knows how to bridge. This week the 91-page

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MacroBusiness Monday, November 11, 2019 - 00:10 Source

Friday’s ABS data on new mortgage lending revealed another solid increase in September, driven by owner-occupiers: As regular readers know, we consider the flow of new mortgages to be a prime indicator for property price growth. This view is based on the incredibly strong historical correlation between finance and prices, as illustrated by the next

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MacroBusiness Monday, November 11, 2019 - 00:08 Source

Auction clearance rates softened slightly over the weekend, with the preliminary rate nationally coming in at 72.0%, down from 73.6% last weekend: Auction clearances were also way above the 43.3% recorded in the same weekend last year: Sydney’s preliminary clearance rate was 81.0%, up from 79.4% last weekend, and way above the 42.1% recorded in

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MacroBusiness Monday, November 11, 2019 - 00:06 Source

Around a year ago, it became apparent that the six-year boom in Chinese international student enrolments was coming to an end. Insiders were reporting a slump in visa applications from Chinese students. This was subsequently confirmed by the Department of Home Affairs, which posted a 3.3% decline in student visa applications from China in the

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MacroBusiness Monday, November 11, 2019 - 00:05 Source

Suddenly, DXY is back and it’s bad as EUR sinks: The Australian dollar fell sharply against DMs: It was mixed agianst EMs:   Gold was bashed: Oil lifted: Metals fell: Miners were clubbed: EM stocks flamed out: Junk was soft: US yields edged up: Bunds went the other way: Aussie kept selling: Stocks hit new

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MacroBusiness Monday, November 11, 2019 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Moody’s: “Millennials are the largest, most educated, and most connected generation ever – Gold, Silver Bitcoin New study reveals a single large player behind Bitcoin’s $20 000 peak two years ago – Forex Review Ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Betting on the Rise of ‘Ghost Kitchens’ – Fortune Libra

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 23:16 Source

Were politics reset in keeping with the times, the parties would concede that it is not a contest between social democracy and a capitalist free-for-all, or “the light on the hill” and “the forgotten people”, or even conservatives and progressives, but one in which the ghosts of organisations that once had some claim to represent…

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Poll Bludger Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 21:56 Source

The Coalition's lead disappears altogether in the latest Newspoll, which also records a resounding bounce in Anthony Albanese's personal ratings.

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Under The Milky Way Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 21:52 Source

Talking Politics

I have just discovered the excellent Podcast Talking Politics which discusses UK, US and European and International Politics.

You must subscribe to Talking Politics. It is put together by David Runciman of Cambridge University and provides commentary and analysis in the best British academic tradition – informed, fair, objective, funny. It is absolutely brilliant.

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Your Democracy Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 19:48 Source

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Australia holds the potential to sit amongst the world’s renewable energy superpowers, but “unprecedented” bushfires across NSW reveal just how lacking the government’s climate change policy is.

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Your Democracy Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 17:30 Source

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Germany marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin was the scene of day-long celebrations to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall that divided the city. Angela Merkel vowed during a memorial "that no wall will separate people ever again."

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 14:47 Source

Walls have always served a dual purpose: they keep people in, and others out. The mentality of the wall is one of imprisonment and exclusion. Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we see such infrastructure, both symbolically and in actuality, potent. On August 13, 1961, the German Democratic Republic began construction of…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 12:06 Source

Well, there was no ‘dry lightning’ was there? A few days ago there were seventy or so fires burning across NSW. The results were catastrophic. Lives lost. Properties lost. Many of those fires are still burning. There are a myriad number of natural reasons why a fire would start. Since I’m not a fire-cause scientist…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 12:00 Source

“Buongiorno signore e signora turisti”… Bertouli called out effusively with appropriate operatic gestures with the arms.” Welcome to my humble stall … Scusi signora, but your shadow falls on my bowls and utensils and dulls their shine … grazi!” he danced around his wares manipulating the tourists with gentle hand movements, all the while keeping…

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