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Oil Speculators take us for a ride

With Oil soon to hit $120 a barrel, public interest is building on the role speculators play in pushing prices higher. India’s Solution for Oil Prices: Ban Speculation by Banning Trading quotes: Buying stakes in overseas oil properties is proving much cheaper for...

Royksopp – Remind Me

Watch this clever animation of modern life and the insights gained when the big picture is considered. Animation is such an effective learning medium in our cluttered worlds. Life from all levels is analysed – except of course the big one – the...

Three Dimensional Economics

by Karl Fitzgerald as published in Arena Magazine, Feb-March, 2008, Edition 93 In a period where the twin crises of global warming and the wealth gap are attacking society from both sides, policy makers are continually limited in their effectiveness by a two...

Global Haywire – Film review

Check this new Ausse film – a must see for those concerned about globalisation, terrorism and the wealth gap. Unfortunately it doesn’t have the kind of hard nosed economic reform we would like, but still well worth the viewing for the lessons on the Middle...

Clyde Cameron on Late Night Live

With the recent passing of our number one ticket holder, Clyde Cameron, we were pleased to hear the ABC’s Phillip Adams replay the 1999 Late Night Live interview he held with the Honorable Clyde Cameron. It is a fascinating discussion with Clyde covering the...

Out of Reach – housing forum

Last night saw SBS’s excellent Insight program tackle housing affordability under the title Out of Reach. Over 270 comments have been posted since the event, giving warrant to the excellent comparing host Jenny Brockie does each week. As probably the fourth...

Landlords claim a $3 billion subsidy

Negative Gearing provides cream for nation’s wealthiest Our topsy turvy tax system sees commentators claiming: “In most businesses, losing money is frowned on. In this one, however, it has become the spirit of the game, with landlords writing off their...