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John Quiggin Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:43 Source

Socialism is much more than public ownership of productive enterprises. Still, if there is one policy that clearly distinguishes socialists from their (or rather our) opponents, it is support for public enterprise as a way of organizing large-scale production, and, in particular, as the preferred model for industries characterized by natural monopoly or other major market failures. The opposite view, dominant since the 1970s, is the market liberal framework that favors comprehensive private ownership, with “light-handed” regulation as the response to market “imperfections”.

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politicalowl Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 08:38 Source

The new Vietnamese - Houston Chronicle, USA

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 08:00 Source

Bytecoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency with a sole focus on financial privacy. It is an open project in which developers world over can participate in the development of its network. The Bytecoin network also allows instantaneous global transactions on its […]

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Poll Bludger Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 06:44 Source

A pendulum for the next federal election, assuming new draft boundaries in Victoria, South Australia and the ACT are adopted as is.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 06:04 Source

Saturday 21 April 2018 Author’s Note. Every Saturday from now on I plan to bring you something a little different. So this is a trial run and you will get the gist as you read through. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. Comment of the week. Russell Darrick. Wrote what follows in response to…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 04:41 Source

March was a shocker for the ASX with the ASX200 down over -4%. Investors in our tactical funds did much better, led by our income and accumulation funds increasing +0.4% and +0.3% respectively.  International shares performed much better than Australian shares (helped by a falling Australian dollar) finishing down -1.1%. In particular, our March performance

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The Global Mail - Syndicated Stories Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 02:20 Source

Walmart, one of the world’s largest retailers, is jumping on the blockchain technology bandwagon, according to patents that were released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The retail giant filed two patents in 2017 with both referencing a […]

The post Walmart files patents to use blockchain technology to store payments appeared first on The Global Mail.

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North Coast Voices Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 00:16 Source

“There are no saviours of democracy on the horizon.

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North Coast Voices Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 00:15 Source

This was the News Corp mouthpiece for that far-right pressure group the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Miranda Devine, in full rant (though sticking closely to IPA's wish list) and under multiple mastheads on 18 April 2018:Malcolm Turnbull has a rare opportunity to put a stop to the Left’s long march when the Race Discrimination Commissioner’s term expires in AugustRace Discrimina

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North Coast Voices Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 00:15 Source
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MacroBusiness Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin on the bitcoin bubble and running a $125bn blockchain – FT Blackstone Group’s Assets Jump 22% to Record $450 Billion – Bloomberg What If Tesla’s Time Is Running Out? – Bloomberg Don’t Fear the Yield Curve—Just Yet – WSJ A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1

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politicalowl Friday, April 20, 2018 - 21:28 Source
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Cheeseburger Gothic Friday, April 20, 2018 - 16:04 Source

Every now and then I let one out from behind the pay wall. Felt like todays bit on the banking royal commission needed to run free. As a companion piece, Michael Pascoe (recently let go by Fairfax and immediately snapped up by The New Daily) has a really good column on the exclusive club which runs corporate Australia.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 20, 2018 - 16:00 Source

By Anthony Andrews (Continued from Part 1) A government cannot protect or serve the needs of their citizens without revenue. The present attacks on the ATO by the media and the almost unparalleled speed of the present federal government to publicly discuss initiating change, are not for the benefit of ordinary taxpayers, even if they…

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Your Democracy Friday, April 20, 2018 - 15:32 Source

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Poll Bludger Friday, April 20, 2018 - 15:29 Source

As the November state election looms closer into view, Newspoll finds next to nothing in it.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 20, 2018 - 14:00 Source

Part Twenty-seven of a history of European occupation, rule, and brutal imperialism of Indigenous Australia, by Dr George Venturini. The Commission had a shaky start. Appointed on 28 July, the Hon. Brian Ross Martin resigned four days later, following perceived conflicts of interest relating to his and his daughter’s former roles, and saying that “rightly…

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Renew Economy Friday, April 20, 2018 - 13:39 Source

States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 20, 2018 - 13:39 Source

States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 20, 2018 - 13:37 Source

Polling shows 80% of voters support efficiency standards for rental homes, which should encourage the Victorian government to finally deliver this critical reform as part of its review of rental laws.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 20, 2018 - 13:30 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation: Infrastructure Australia’s latest infrastructure priority list has been criticised for being “too Sydney-centric” and for giving Melbourne’s East West Link, cancelled in 2014, “high priority” status. The cancelled Roe 8 project in Perth was removed from the list. So how does a project get onto Infrastructure Australia’s list? This requires submission

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Inside Story Friday, April 20, 2018 - 13:29 Source

In the first three months of this year, the official jobs figures tell us, 400,000 more people were in work in Australia than a year earlier. And roughly 300,000 of them were in full-time work.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics adds that the pace of job growth is now slowing sharply — as well it might. On those figures, we added one new job last year for every thirty we already had. That’s almost twice our long-term average pace of jobs growth. It’s astonishing.

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 20, 2018 - 13:23 Source

Too late from the Australian Banker’s Association: The issues raised have been unacceptable and do not meet the high standards the community rightly expects of banks. Australia’s banks are committed to tackling misconduct head-on and strongly back the reforms proposed today by the Turnbull Government to penalise bad conduct within the industry. A stronger range

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Renew Economy Friday, April 20, 2018 - 13:21 Source

Given the electricity sector accounts for around one-third of national emissions, it must be asked why the government is only seeking to achieve 5% of the required abatement from the NEM.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:57 Source

Queensland property groups join forces to install solar and smart technology on 15,000 investment properties across the state, offering bill crunching PV to landlords and renters.

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politicalowl Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:33 Source

Grattan on Friday: Government's misjudgement on banking royal commission comes back to bite it File 20180419 163991 1y4wm8w.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1 In light of what is coming out the government should be ashamed of its past performance.

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Renew Economy Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:26 Source

New IEA report reveals a striking resemblance between the path electric vehicle penetration is currently on, and the path solar PV has been charting.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:15 Source

In a time when such revelations as those of Edward Snowden pass a person’s lips with ease and awareness, political clamouring for action and measures against Russia on the subject of cyber attack seem risible. This is not to say that Russia does not engage in an energetic, state of the art program of surveillance…

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MacroBusiness Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:53 Source

AUD is down during the morning: Aussie yields are too as bonds back away from a crazy break out: XJO is off modestly: The Dalian bear market rally is still firmish: Big Iron is off a bit. FMG has recaptured $4.50 but its larger bearish pattern is well intact: Big Gas is strong: Big Gold

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