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Censored from posting in groups on Facebook for this article

July 23, 2018 - 17:06 -- Admin

Censorship from Facebook?

‘You’re temporarily restricted from joining and posting to groups that you do not manage until Wednesday at 2:41 PM. If you think you’re seeing this by mistake, please let us know.’

Why? For posting my regular weekly Independent Australia column to various groups. Yet they don’t block holocaust deniers.

Here is the article Facebook blocked me from positing in groups I have posted in for the last five years.

Convictions from the union Royal Commission – was it worth it?

July 23, 2018 - 16:57 -- Admin

In May, Craig Laundy, the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation (what a title), stated that there had been nine criminal convictions and three civil penalties resulting from the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. In response to my request for details, he cited the following cases. The first…

Macro Afternoon

July 23, 2018 - 16:53 -- Admin

A sputtering start to the trading week here in Asia with most stock markets having a bad day, except in China, while currency markets are reacting to Trumps ALL CAPS rant against Iran, sending the USD down. The Yuan has halted in its selloff with the PBOC fix arresting a near week long slide. The Shanghai

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Australian dollar weak as ASX falls

July 23, 2018 - 15:44 -- Admin

AUD has been through today given that DXY has still been falling post-Trump comments Friday: Bonds are unusually soft: As shares fall: Big Iron is hit: Big Gas is up: Big Gold is still looking toppy, a signal the market is unconvinced of Trump rhetoric: Big Mortgage is off: Big Realty is soft: We await

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What I’ve been writing in the last seven years or so (Part 1)

July 23, 2018 - 15:27 -- Admin

Now that I’ve finished a draft manuscript of my book, Economics in Two Lessons, I’m getting around to jobs I’ve been putting off for a long time (I started the book in 2011), such as updating my CV. At the moment, I’m working on publications in Internet outlets such as Aeon, The Conversation and the ABC’s (sadly departed now), The Drum.  I’ve listed  a bunch over the fold. The titles are mostly self-explanatory, so please take a look at any that seem likely to be interesting.