Economics

Should Australian progressives pay attention to George Lakoff?

This blog post is 6 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.We live in a post-fact world. I assert this for two reasons. Firstly, because it crystallises the conservative approach to public discourse, which is largely exemplified by lying, lying loudly and lying often. Secondly, because increasing scientific research demonstrates that …

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Why we need a job guarantee in Australia

This blog post is 7 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Victorian Labor released a policy document entitled “Labor’s Plan for Jobs and Growth” in November, detailing some “practical and affordable initiatives” to “kick-start” the Victorian economy. It’s opening paragraph highlights the importance of a job: A job provides dignity, a …

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Can we please bust the myth of shareholders as company “owners”?

This blog post is 8 years old. Please, when reading this, be mindful of its age.Over in the UK, David Cameron is trying a bit of populism by calling for outrageous and excessive CEO salaries to be tightened. He proposes to do so by allowing shareholders to “binding” vote on CEO bonuses: David Cameron confirmed the …

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