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North Coast Voices Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 00:15 Source
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MacroBusiness Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: $2 Trillion Later, Does the Fed Even Know if Quantitative Easing Worked? – WSJ The Scandalous Friendship That Shaped Adam Smith – NY Times Bet With Buffett, Not Against Him – Bloomberg Unfinished Business: The North Atlantic crisis and its aftermath – VOX There’s a New Yield Curve to

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Digitopoly Friday, September 22, 2017 - 23:31 Source

At our AI conference last week, Nobel Laureate, Danny Kahneman, was commenting on a paper by Colin Camerer but ended up spending much of his time talking about his view as to whether AI (or robots) would replace humans. He had definite opinions on the subject.

Here is a video of his remarks:

 

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 18:20 Source

From Westpac’s Bill Evans: Markets have moved to price in three hikes for the RBA’s cash rate by end 2019. Other major banks concur broadly with that view. Recall that in mid-August last year, these same players (markets and most other banks) were forecasting rate cuts over the course of the remainder of 2016 and

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 22, 2017 - 17:35 Source

Recently I heard about a suffragette who threw a brick through a window. Because of this, we should have never given women the vote. Ok, ok, I know that’s a ridiculous argument for two reasons: Why should the violent actions of one person deprive others of their rights? Women in Australia already had the vote…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 22, 2017 - 14:27 Source

To be a right winger these days, you have to be good at playing the victim. Victim-playing defines the behaviour of right wingers from the Prime Minister and his in-fighting colleagues, throughout the right-wing business world, all the way down to the rank and file right-wing-trolls on social media. This is not just an Australian…

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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 14:21 Source

Wind energy posts record output in August, with renewables delivering 25 per cent of all demand at the evening peak.

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Harrangue Man Friday, September 22, 2017 - 14:18 Source

Being parents in the industrialised West we imbibe McDonald's—typically it's received via drive-thru after a late-afternoon event. theboy gets the happy meal and in one of those meals they were handing out Mr. Men books (which do include women; but it's like a Smurfette situation in that character universe).We got double copies of Mr. Happy and I got one for the shed for display to make me happy—since he's literally called Mr.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 14:11 Source

Mark Bailey is returning to duty as Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, effective today.

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 14:10 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation: Australia’s health system is unique – much like its fauna. It has been shaped by the nation’s colonial history – the first hospitals were provided by the colonial administrations – and, of course, politics. It’s a curious blend of public and private funding and delivery of health care, with the Commonwealth

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Your Democracy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:57 Source
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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:56 Source

Fears of the unstoppable energy transition are reinforced and amplified by vested interests and selfish, small minded losers who try and slow it down. Look at how energy prices jumped since Coalition's intervention on Liddell.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:51 Source

Something is fundamentally wrong in the NEM. Frequency control costs have risen dramatically, but the quality of the service has dived.

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:42 Source

No, says ANZ boldly via BS: ANZ analysts Daniel Been and Giulia Lavinia Specchia said that the falls only present limited downside risk for the Aussie. For starters, they noted that the recent correlation between iron ore prices and the AUD/USD exchange rate is below it’s long-term average. In addition, “the low correlation between the

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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:41 Source

ARENA tips $2.5m into feasibility studies for doubling of Tasmania hydro capacity and developing 2.5GW of pumped hydro storage.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:39 Source

It seems there is no climate and clean energy myth conservatives and the Murdoch media won't repeat. Just as well we have renewable energy and smart businesses.

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:04 Source

From Bloomberg comes an interesting report on Australia’s vacant apartment buildings and the futile plans for a vacancy tax: On a wet, midweek evening when most Australians are home cooking dinner, less than a third of the lights are on in the apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands. Most shops and restaurants are closed. The only people

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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:42 Source

Victoria's renewable energy target of 40% by 2025 has passed the lower house – but the state opposition has vowed to kill it if they get into power.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:39 Source

Tesla prepares to announce "big battery" milestone, as Musk drops in for a space conference and storage industry awaits results of Victoria tender.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:39 Source

Tesla prepares to announce "big battery" milestone, as Musk drops in for a space conference and storage industry awaits results of Victoria tender.

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Club Troppo Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:23 Source

The birth of a Children’s Television industry

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Drag0nista's Blog Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:17 Source

Weekly column for The New Daily.  Filed under: Politicians, Politics Tagged: aggression, Alan Jones, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:10 Source

Dalian is still down today: Big Iron is, too, though Rio is enjoying a buy-back bounce which is just so 2015: Big Gas is up though the Pensioner Killers are down as they face the ADGSM. It appears the market is fretting that ORG will be drawn in: Big Gold is still selling. I wouldn’t

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:58 Source

Yawn, from Nine: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un says the North will consider the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history” against the US in response to President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy the North. Calling Trump “mentally deranged” and his comments “the most ferocious declaration of a war in history,” Kim said his

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:54 Source

By Leith van Onselen With New Zealanders heading to the polls tomorrow, the final NewsHub poll has the election result too close to call: The final poll is in, and it shows either side could take power on Saturday. National has dropped back slightly to 45.8 percent. It is still the largest single party, but

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:48 Source

Via Domainfax: Attorney General George Brandis is planning a once-in-a-generation shake-up of the legal framework governing who can lawfully influence Australian politicians, amid fears of clandestine Chinese Communist Party influence over politics in this country. Mr Brandis flew to Washington in July, shortly after a series of Fairfax Media reports on the issue of foreign

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The Melbourne Urbanist Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:44 Source

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:40 Source

Morgan Stanley thinks so: Product markets are showing signs of outright tightness, particularly middle distillates. This is feeding into crude markets which are looking more balanced in 2018. We are raising oil price forecasts modestly. The real winners though are refiners, and we see value in margins and crack spreads. Strong demand is driving product

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:29 Source

Chris Joye, inflation hawk, soars again: The world’s most important central bank is on track for three rate hikes this year, and has started the unprecedented process of unwinding its asset purchasing program – or tapering “quantitative easing” – which is having a devastating impact on interest rate sensitive sectors. While duration-loving financial markets and

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Renew Economy Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:53 Source

Origin Energy will trial peer-to-peer solar energy trading using the blockchain-based platform of Perth start-up Power Ledger.

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