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MacroBusiness Monday, September 19, 2022 - 09:00 Source

What is wrong with everybody? Canberra need not have any inflation problem. It could be cutting interest rates. It could be rescuing real incomes from an historic shock. All we need to do is break the gas and coal export cartels which are going to be by far the major contributor to the CPI in

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Your Democracy Monday, September 19, 2022 - 08:02 Source

Here’s the real reason that the US wants to sanction China

Washington’s modus operandi is ‘create problem, blame target country, impose sanctions, expand influence’

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 19, 2022 - 00:03 Source

DXY was firm Friday night. It looks like it’s gathering for another spring to me: The all-important CNY held on with the support of better than expected, though very poor, data: AUD held on hopelessly: Oil and gold are not well: Buy base metals if you are an idiot: Miners leaking away: EM stocks broke:

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 19, 2022 - 00:02 Source

Love him or hate him, Chris Joye is Australia’s best housing prognosticator in Australia and the story he is now telling is spot on: According to this newspaper’s economics editor, John Kehoe, national house price falls of more than 10 to 15 per cent “would likely make Reserve Bank of Australia governor Phil Lowe nervous”

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MacroBusiness Monday, September 19, 2022 - 00:01 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Britain and the US are poor societies with some very rich people – FT World Bank warns of global recession next year amid simultaneous rate hikes – Live Mint Scientists debate how lethal COVID is. Some say it’s now less risky than flu – NPR Every Recent Oil and

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Renew Economy Monday, September 19, 2022 - 00:01 Source

Liquefied natural gas lng carrier ship with five tanks - optimised hydrogen

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Renew Economy Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 23:46 Source

Delta Electricity Vales Point coal fired power station - supplied 1 - optimised

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Your Democracy Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 22:23 Source

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THE BLOT REPORT Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 15:10 Source

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reportedly sent 27 people over to the UK to ‘cover’ the death of Queen Elizabeth II1, despite Steve Cannane and Isabella Higgins being assigned to the European Bureau of the ABC in the middle of 20212.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 14:06 Source

In Vienna, China’s permanent mission to the United Nations has been rather exercised of late. Members of the mission have been particularly irate with the International Atomic Energy Agency and its Director General, Rafael Grossi, who addressed the IAEA’s Board of Governors on September 12. Grossi was building on a confidential report by the IAEA…

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Your Democracy Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 08:14 Source

Reserve Bank boss Philip Lowe wants businesses to offer shoppers more discounts, saying corporate profits must fall to curb soaring inflation and avoid a “damaging” economic downturn.

Speaking to the House Economics Committee on Friday, Dr Lowe said bosses and workers must share the pain of subduing price pressures.

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Your Democracy Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 07:24 Source

Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives, landed in Armenia on Saturday after several days of clashes between the Armenian and Azerbaijani militaries. Pelosi’s office said that the trip would promote an end to a border dispute that has erupted into conflict twice in the last two years. 

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Renew Economy Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 06:54 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 22:01 Source

Collingwood lost by a point today… I put that out there in terms of context. Like many supporters, I should have liked them to have won but – in the scheme of things – we won’t be looking for the bodies in mass graves. The only torture was the fact that there was some hope…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 21:01 Source

Unconventional Economist ‘I thought I should start adding some photos for Sunday Sundries. Attached are two taken on our road trip today from Melbourne to Taree en route to the Gold Coast (arrive Sunday lunch time). The tunnel photo is Sydney’s North Connex and the other landscape photo is Gundagai’s hills.’     Ritualised Forms

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Your Democracy Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 19:32 Source

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New Politics Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 15:20 Source

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Your Democracy Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 09:57 Source

Grave news comes to us from the United Nations. The latest Human Development Report (2021–22) records that for the first time in 32 years, the Human Development Index has registered a second consecutive year of decline.

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Your Democracy Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 06:55 Source

It’s the critics of Western empire who actually embody values such as truth, free speech, equality, accountability for the powerful and adversarial journalism.

Have you ever noticed how those who shriek the loudest about tyranny in foreign countries are the same people calling for the censorship and de-platforming of anyone who criticizes the Western empire?

 

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Your Democracy Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 06:30 Source

Supplying Kiev with weapons may be a morally justified thing to do under certain conditions, Pope Francis said on Thursday when asked about nations arming Ukraine.

Speaking to journalists on his plane as he returned from a three-day trip to Kazakhstan, the pope explained that motivation played a key part in judging whether an action was morally acceptable or not.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 06:00 Source

Two weeks ago Labor withdrew the $18 million funding for the governor-general’s favoured charity. What angers me most is the secrecy behind this most unusual generosity awarded to the governor general by for prime minister, Scott Morrison. So, what now for a governor-general, battered and bruised by Morrison’s secrets? The future of the Governor General…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 00:05 Source

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Switching to renewable energy could save trillions – study – Yahoo Workers’ push to link wage rises to inflation unsettles central bankers – FT U.S. Stocks Close Lower as Investors Eye Next Fed Meeting – WSJ Oil falls on demand concerns, strong dollar – Reuters Did the Market react

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oecomuse Friday, September 16, 2022 - 22:31 Source

Among the seemingly endless coverage of Queen Elizabeth II dying at age 96 in Balmoral, Scotland, a legal fact gets lost: this event generates exactly zero change in law. There are non-law implications – historical, cultural, symbolic, administrative – but not legal change.

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 16, 2022 - 18:17 Source

  AUD/USD Looks unwell to me…….   EUR/USD   GBP/USD   USD/JPY   West Texas Intermediate   Brent Crude   Gold   Doctor Copper ASX200      

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 16, 2022 - 16:30 Source

Once the fixated adoration with the late Queen Elizabeth II starts cooling, the accountants of public welfare and decency will be stunned to realise the costs and wealth associated with the royal institution. Her successor, Charles III, is continuing in that vein, a jarring note of wealth and pomp even as prices rise and the…

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John Quiggin Friday, September 16, 2022 - 16:19 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, September 16, 2022 - 15:33 Source

By Denis Bright   Until The Guardian noted the failure of HQPlantations (HQP) and HVPlantations (HVP) to pay any company taxes to the Australian Government between 2013 and 2020, old controversies about the privatization of forestry plantations in two states had simply faded from the political radar. The Guardian list should invite further investigations of corporate…

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MacroBusiness Friday, September 16, 2022 - 15:00 Source

This month has been an absolute shocker for New Zealand’s housing market. Last week, QV released its house price index for August, with values nationally plunging 5.5% over the quarter. Then the REINZ House Price Index suffered its largest six month decline since records began in 1992. Now CoreLogic has released its interactive Mapping the

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Cheeseburger Gothic Friday, September 16, 2022 - 14:55 Source

I was a bit surprised to see I wasn't the only one who breaks up his work day with a bit of exercise, but it's nice to think that others get the same value from it as me.

The other hack I’ve taken to using the last couple of weeks is akin to a pre-Flight checklist. I realised a while ago that focus wasn't my problem. Starting was. Once I actually got to writing I was usually pretty good about sticking to it, probably because of all of the scaffolding I've built around my workflow to protect me from distraction and disruption over the last couple of decades.

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Renew Economy Friday, September 16, 2022 - 14:47 Source

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