Category: Economics

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┬áconfirmed the move and said he was determined to end the “merry-go-round” of super-rich bosses rubber-stamping each […]

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Pokies and dopamine: why we need mandatory pre-commitment

The sickening anti-reform campaign being run by the gambling industry against the introduction of pre-commitment technology is utterly appalling to all people with a conscience. The pokies industry is even more pernicious because it relies on neurological manipulation to encourage addiction. The Australians who become problem gamblers are being purposely exploited by the pokies industry, […]

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If you’re like me, you compulsively consume news media. Today, the promotions for the Budget 2011 ran constantly – promising of all things, analysis from leading journalists. I defy the notion that any kind of serious analysis can happen in such a short time – less than a day, in fact, only a few hours. […]

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Michael Rowland on ABC News Breakfast asked a special advisor to President Obama on their stimulus spending “what advice would you have for Australia?” The answer: something along the lines of: “I wouldn’t want to tell a country that has such low unemployment how to do things.” Journalist pro-tip: realise that in the international community, […]

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