Articles from Club Troppo
In the comments section of my earlier post about hatred of the banks, John Walker (no relation) asked:
If the big four did pass on the tax to their customers, do you think the ‘non big four’ banks, building societies etc would grab the chance to be more competitive or grab the chance to raise their charges?
Via Andrew Gelman’s site, here’s a TED talk by US philanthropist Laura Arnold entitled “The Four Most Dangerous Words? A New Study Shows”. It details her journey through the world of social, medical, psychological and other research. It’s a lively and concise summary of the developing critique of recent scientific research standards.
The Gunner Labor government came to office last
I’ve always thought that, if there’s an economic driver for Australian culture it’s the high demand for labour – exceeding supply a lot of the time – that applied in Australia from the convict period on and the resulting uppityness of workers – including convict workers judging from John Hirst’s work. That put us in the running to benefit from a virtuous cycle instead of the usual vicious one