Monthly Archives: February 2009

No bathing in blancmange

Taken in a church hall, I think. Not by me – I can’t remember where I found it or who took it. Thank you, though!

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Resale royalties

I’ve been reading a recent House of Representatives standing committee report on the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2008 *. Essentially, it looks at the implementation and possible consequences of the proposed legislation to give a proportion of … Continue reading

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The metro to nowhere

Another day, another incredibly well thought-out transport proposal from the NSW government. /sarcasm This time it’s a $4 billion underground metro system. Oh, did I say system? I meant single line. Well, not a line as such. More the start … Continue reading

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More police = less crime

The International Review of Law and Economics has published an interesting study by Ming-Jen Lin in Taiwan. Lin has tried to tease a small thread from the complex fabric of social science in order to find out if the intuitive … Continue reading

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Manly Fast Ferry

There have been various attempts to privatise public transport in Australia over the years. The latest, Bass and Flinders’ fast ferry service between Manly and the city, starts today. It looks promising. Some ingredients for success are there – they … Continue reading

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