Category Archives: Economics

Will Facebook and Google get broken up by anti-trust?

Hi all,it seems anti-trust action may be on the way.

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Brexit: why everyone is afraid

Brexit comment: if the UK want to leave the EU but remain in the Single Market, the UK would *still* be subject to the European Court of Justice. (The ECJ rules create standard laws for members of the single market … Continue reading

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World now more middle class than poor

Interesting! Sept 2018 marks the point where (finally!) more of the world is wealthy than poor. I remember being told to refer to poor underdeveloped nations as the ‘2/3rd’s world’ because it was the majority. That has shifted somewhat. There’s … Continue reading

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European Army

Simon Whistler of Visualpolitik argues for an integrated, responsive, agile European army makes sense. “Don’t spend more – spend smarter.” I like this channel!

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Tax cuts to the rich?

A comment from an economically informed mate: It’s sad but the Libs seem to have imbibed US Republican Party economic policy. Supply side economics has been discredited for a long time amongst the economic community but remains a powerful policy … Continue reading

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Norway used their oil resource well

Australia’s resource boom could have invested in a permanent, constitutionally protected Sovereign Wealth Fund for all time. The world’s best example of a SWF is Norway. They realised their oil resource was a singular gift that only one generation would … Continue reading

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Geological peak oil still a thing

*Geological* peak oil is still a thing. Just finished watching an Al Jazeera thing explaining that big OPEC producers like Saudi Arabia were over-producing to put American unconventional oil producers out of business, as they are only viable at the … Continue reading

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