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Short-termism may kill the hens that lay the golden eggs

Four days after the government’s Competition and Markets Authority reported evidence that supermarkets are misleading customers with confusing pricing promotions, and announced a series of measures to improve compliance, bring greater clarity to shoppers and simplify the regulations, a reader from Shirley sent a link to… 158 more words

Food Security

The Lucky country? What are those b...tards doing with our money?

I live in the ‘Lucky Country’. Or it was, and still so many think it is because they are trying to migrate here in droves. I don’t blame them. 870 more words

Unsettling Australia - Dialogue #9


TWO: Let’s start wheeling the Mob in to tell us which land is theirs.

ONE: We can’t have Aborigines giving evidence. 545 more words


Privileges, Rents and Vested Interests: the Taxi Cartel threatens violence to protect its rents

The biggest news story in the world of transport over the past year has been the rise and rise of Uber. Uber is a technology company which has created a smartphone application which allows people who need to get somewhere, and other people who are happy to drive them there, in their own car, for a price, bypassing the taxi network. 1,449 more words

Privileges Rents And Vested Interests

Just another "meme"?

I was quickly informed by friends, soon after sharing this image on my personal Facebook, that this is “just another meme”.  While it is obviously very easy to fake this kind of graphic it still received some interesting comments, which are worth airing.  645 more words

Christmas begins in November...

….this was the opening line of promotion material I quickly scribbled down in summer 2012 when it was confirmed that The Hive would host our premiere production, The Perfect Season. 204 more words

Vested Interest: Laurel Officer & K-9 Partner Featured In National Calendar

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Public agencies are always happy when public service groups step up to buy items not covered by their budget.

As Mike Schuh reports, the recipients in Laurel are now giving back. 348 more words