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EMERGING MARKETS UNRAVELING: IS THE US GOING FOR BROKE - OR JUST STUPID?

Jerk or psychopath?

When Yellen tapered, Brics gaped. They thought cheap money was going to last forever. When Wall St and The City attacked the oil price, Venezuela had an attack of the vapours and Russia began hurriedly to top up its already engorged gold reserves. 914 more words

VLADIMIR PUTIN

Tall Tales

Dear Biddy,

The Celts are great story-tellers of tall tales and true. Last night I was once again in the audience of an Eric Bogle concert when he warmly told us all that there is a difference between lies and what we call bullshit. 386 more words

"Rich countries must not become gated communities" - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

While Australia is not mentioned by name, the bulk of the message is clearly directed at both government policy, and community sentiment towards asylum seekers. 427 more words

News

UK High Commissioner Morrice James on the Whitlam Dismissal 1975

I have blogged in the past about the files at the National Archives in London revealing the British attitudes towards the ‘constitutional crisis’ of 1975, when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was dismissed by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr after the Liberals, under the leadership of Malcolm Fraser, refused to pass supply bills in the Senate. 606 more words

Contemporary History

Solutions: Part 6 of 'Unemployment and Revolution' by Albert Langer, 1981

Part 6: Solutions

Considers various “solutions” from the labour movements, in the light of the earlier analysis, and rejects them all, but cheerfully, in view of the next instalment, part 7. 7,568 more words

Marxism

5 ways I haven’t been convinced to join Labor – and why

As Saul Alinksy said, to engage people we need to start from where they are, rather than where we want them to be.

Labor folk often fall short on this when trying to recruit progressive people. 2,773 more words

Politics