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By Mary on September 29, 2011
Not on the front page: Air Pacific, in which Qantas is a large minority stakeholder, allegedly paid for Fijian anti-union law to be drafted, Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement to be signed by countries including Australia.
By tigtog on September 25, 2011
Taxpayer-funded infrastructure and services are essential to the social stability that allows entrepreneurism to flourish. Try doing it without a robust law and order system which protects one’s individual rights under contract!
By tigtog on September 5, 2011
We think the rich are too rich. But they’re even richer..
By blue milk on September 3, 2011
As an economist and a feminist I can’t tell you irritating I find articles like this one from Lucy Kippist in The Punch, “Screw equal pay; what do women really want?” Academics and feminists who continue to prioritise the closing the gender-oriented wage gap disregard the huge list of unmanageable priorities that come with a [...]
By Mindy on August 19, 2011
Have we reached a tipping point in Australian politics? Will the protests end with a change of government?
By blue milk on July 27, 2011
Conducted by researchers at University College London, it surveyed 19,000 British households to determine how parental employment affects a child’s behaviour throughout the first five years of life.
The results will startle those who think that children benefit from having a stay-at-home mum. In fact, the paper indicates that maternal employment can often improve the chances of having well-adjusted kids.
By tigtog on June 29, 2011
I choose my radio station in the car for its mix of mostly music and very few ads. Which is why it was most irritating, in the short space of listening time involved in the train station run, to hear today’s host…
By tigtog on June 2, 2011
The media’s way too excited about the ‘meow’ incident to tell us, so Grog’s Gamut gave a summary of the day’s proceedings. Barnaby Joyce put in his regular carrying on like a pork chop time in the Senate Estimates Committee. And did you notice that despite the drop in GDP, the Terms of Trade figures are looking really good?
By Wildly Parenthetical on May 8, 2011
I suppose that by now, everyone in Australia has probably come across some version of the latest iteration of the hatin’-on-teen-mums discourse, which comes up with frightening regularity. This version of course, is part of the ‘tough love’ strategy being used by the Goverment, allegedly to get us back to surplus. There’s an extraordinary array [...]
By tigtog on April 24, 2011
whether Alan Greenspan deserves internet immortality more for referring to a hypothetically invisible entity as “unredeemably opaque” or for the phrase which spawned this epic Crooked Timber thread. I await the inevitable memetic offspring. Related posts: A little advice gleaned from Condescending Wonka Dear Tony Abbott Fitzwilliam Darcy became a fan of Fine Eyes. Salma [...]
By blue milk on April 13, 2011
Image credit here. I’m a little sceptical of how the economics of David Willets’ comments are being reported in these two pieces so I’m going to save my analysis for Willets’ actual quotes. David Willets, British politician with the Conservative Party and UK Minister of State for Universities and Science, got this partly right. Feminism [...]
By tigtog on March 29, 2011
that’s the kind of answer that, in Econ 101, has you suggesting that the student get special tutoring
By tigtog on March 2, 2011
I am spending most of this week in a room like this, so the last thing I want to do when I get home is spend *more* time on the ‘puter. Which makes posting tricksie.
So, in no particular order:
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By blue milk on February 8, 2011
This messy patchwork of care arrangements – its favours and returned favours; its sick children one week and different working hour requirements the next – are how the modern working parent operates these days.