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Carbon pricing?

December 7, 2016 - 10:34 -- Admin

I oppose a price on carbon that is borne by the working class. Make the bosses pay for their pollution. And this is what a carbon tax, an emissions trading scheme and anything in between like an emissions intensity scheme, do.

Price solutions are classic free market ideology. This is true even if the price setter is the government directly or indirectly.

You could of course tax the polluters and exercise price control powers to stop them passing on the cost to workers.

Strange fruit – Income tax in Australia and the Indigenocide State – very very rough talking notes

November 22, 2016 - 19:47 -- Admin

These are my very rough, to be edited, revised and added to before cutting in half, talking notes for a talk to various PhD students I am giving in a few days time.

Strange fruit – income tax in Australia and the Indigenocide State

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.