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Poverty and trade revisited

The anniversary of this blog passed by without me realising it. In belated celebration, I’m re-printing the post that started the whole thing below the fold. It’s my attempt to persuade left-wingers that they should support free trade if they … Continue reading

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Druggies join the ranks of the undeserving

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

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Who Gets What? Part 1

I recently finished reading Who Gets What? Analysing economic inequality in Australia by Frank Stilwell and Kirrily Jordan, a present from my mother. It took me ages, partially because I was reading other things, and also because I kept getting … Continue reading

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Poverty and trade, post-Left

I used to think of myself as left-wing. I despised the Liberals, hated Reagan, supported public education and public hospitals, opposed the GST and supported the Tobin tax, believed profits were tantamount to social waste, protested privatisation, and thought ‘right-wing’ … Continue reading

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