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Piketty and the Australian exception (reposted from 2016 in response to the PC report in inequality)

August 30, 2018 - 16:41 -- Admin

In the light of the recent Productivity Commission report on inequality in Australia, I thought I would repost this piece from 2016. It’s not radically dissimilar in terms of its conclusions, but is, I think, more balanced than the “nothing to see here, move on” spin that’s characterized much of the coverage of the PC report.



August 27, 2018 - 09:37 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

Our least significant PMs

August 24, 2018 - 20:47 -- Admin

My son Daniel pointed me a Facebook post starting from the fact that Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Turnbull served almost identical periods as PM, and comparing their achievements. Of course, there is nothing to compare.  I can’t find the post now (another reason to hate the displacement of blogs by Facebook and Twitter) but I thought I’d give my own prize for Australia’s least significant PM.