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If Eric Abetz can get a job anyone can

The Hobgoblin of Hobart Eric Abetz emerged from his lair earlier this week to prosecute the government’s war on the unemployed.

This war – especially focused on the young jobless – was a key part of the May Budget. 1,368 more words

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"Black" as Zero Point

Ms Carla:

In a TV spot of late, Rev. Al Sharpton speaks to a history of groups (i.e., Irish folk) immigrating to the U.S.A. No shade to Rev. 352 more words

Of memes and quibcags

http://www.socialmatter.net/2014/07/29/brief-introduction-meme-therapy/

Memes have aesthetic dimensions, but they should be considered as “political economy” because they are a cheap method by which marginalized thinkers can persuade audiences. 569 more words

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Why Are We Working Longer?

I am on my way back from vacation and into work. Unfortunately there’s a tempestuous lightening storm here in the usually sunny Orlando delaying my flight so I think now would be a good time to take stock of the activity that makes up at least 50% of most of our adult waking lives – work. 1,035 more words

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Sprawl is doomed ... because it can't tax its residents enough to pay for its cancerous costs

I don’t normally endorse Time magazine, but they have a decent write-up of the “strong towns” urban planner:

Political Economy

Trust Me (I hate you)

Alongside tackling climate change and fighting psycho-capitalism one of the challenges of modern life is keeping up with all the high-qual TV series coming out of the US. 2,144 more words

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