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Monthly Archives: March 2009
Here in Australia, people getting unemployment benefits have to perform certain obligations in order to qualify. Centrelink describes it as having to “actively look for work, accept suitable work offers and undertake extra activities to improve your chances of finding … Continue reading
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, is getting a lot of negative press in the blogosphere for his idiotic insistence on pressing ahead with an idiotic internet censorship scheme. Rightly so – it will infantilise … Continue reading
Many thanks to xkcd.com – you brighten my day.
AIG is in trouble. Financial trouble, sure, but I’m talking about the naughty-corner type of trouble. Being a giant company deeply enmeshed in the financial system, AIG has been receiving money from the US government in order to prop it … Continue reading
Taken while lining up with 10,000 other eager resigned textbook buyers.
..I came across this map of the world’s Gini coefficients at the incredible, incomparable, what-would-I-do-without-it Wikipedia. It shows in clearer form than ranks of numbers how generally there is a negative correlation between the Gini coefficient and GDP per capita. … Continue reading
For background, see Part 1.