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Ideas@ The Centre 34

Vol. 10 No. 34 (August, 2009) Freedom quote of the week
The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP, they have run out of better ideas.
— Boris Johnson
  • The next financial crisis is around the corner
    Robert Carling | 23 Oct 2009

    Even as the current global financial crisis loosens its grip, the seeds of the next crisis are to be found in the developed world’s government finances. The US federal government has just run up an astonishing budget deficit of $US1,400 billion or 10% of GDP, the biggest since the World War II.

     

  • Counting the costs of the GFC and the revenge of the political economy nerds
    Jeremy Sammut | 23 Oct 2009

    From the outset, the social democrats said they would not waste the financial crisis. The Prime Minister has always wanted to be Australia’s (and the world’s?) bureaucrat-in-chief, and the GFC created a pretext to throw out the so-called ‘neo-liberal’ handbook in favour of the political economy tomes that were outdated in the 1970s.

     

  • Moore Hypocrisy and Hype
    Meegan Cornforth | 23 Oct 2009

    In his latest celluloid uppercut to the upper crust, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore examines the Home of the Brave to find it has been repossessed and its occupants turfed heartlessly out onto squalid Main Street USA.