Category Archives: Finance and Economics

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th May, 1938 : Half the city of Cardiff was sold for £20 million today in the biggest property deal in British history. The property comes from the estate of the Marquess of … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)   14th May, 1986 : The Australian dollar plunged three cents against US currency today after the Federal Treasurer, Paul Keating, bluntly warned that unless industry became more competitive Australia was destined to … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st May, 1975 : A diminutive nun wearing shabby grey cardigan has arrived in Melbourne to continue her life’s work of looking after the poor. The almost-mythical Mother Theresa, saviour of the lonely … Continue reading

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Migrate now

 

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Dunkirk Redux

 ..from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger If any example is needed to show how rotten the political systems in semi-democratic countries became, the following story would be it. This is from the formerly Great Britain, courtesy of The Daily … Continue reading

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Never on Sunday

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   You, and the rest of the world, may have missed the mass exclamations of joy from the peninsula on the south-eastern edge of Europe. From now on, Greece will be in … Continue reading

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Chinese crush on ivory

 Paul Jacko I feared for elephants and no sooner published my fears on Fog of Chaos on the 3rd of this month when China reacted, as the following official picture shows. Though it looks like an auction to me, it, … Continue reading

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Chinese shell game

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger    Where is that dissident? “CHINA’S top legislature has approved resolutions to abolish controversial re-education labour camps and ease the one-child policy.  The standing committee of the The National People’s Congress (NPC) … Continue reading

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december memories / 21

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st December, 1916 : President Wilson has sent peace overtures to London. He proposes that all nations now at war should state what their peace terms are. The note came as a surprise, … Continue reading

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The Flight from Reality

 Ludwig von Gress   Who has not heard recently about Ukraine? Seemingly the problem is independence, not as such, but from Russia, for the European Union embrace would prove itself in time equally stifling. It is unrealistic to expect Germany … Continue reading

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december memories / 12

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 12th December, 1900 : Moves are under way to make sure that Melbourne’s young street vendors receive at least some education in state schools. The former Victorian Minister for Education under the McLean … Continue reading

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december memories / 09

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 9th December, 1949 : With the Chinese Civil War confined to little more than sporadic resistance on the mainland, and the Communists firmly in control in Peking, the Nationalist Government has shifted its … Continue reading

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december memories / 04

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 4th December, 1953 : Oil has been discovered off the coast of Western Australia and experts are predicting the field will be as large as 300,000 square miles. The United States Standard Oil … Continue reading

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US economy explained by Dominic

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Spirit of compromise II

from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   I do not envy Abbott (the Australian Prime Minister, for the foreign readers). Forty-seven percent of the voting age population prefer Labor and its policies, and so does, I guess, a similar … Continue reading

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Economy

  from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Down and down we go … Australia, do not expect miracles from LibNats; they are as crooked and incompetent as that cabal of trade union apparatchiks masquerading as a political party.

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Farage on the lack of Global Warming

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The Secret US Geo-Economic Strategy and Abiotic Oil

 

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Post mortem

 Rudolf Vyborny  Introduction. Watching media coverage and analysis of Labor’s defeat was very surprising for me. Similarly as Rudd’s speech it looks more like celebrating victory than admission of a defeat. No grace at all. ABC, for instance, interviewed many … Continue reading

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Saturday close enough

Tim Andrews Every day this week I’ve been getting the same sort of emails: “Saturday won’t matter, they’re all the same, nothing will change, why should I bother”. This argument is flat out wrong and you should reject it for … Continue reading

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