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Minimal wage scam

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger  I noticed the McDonald (fast food factories) strikes in US recently, in support of the Obama’s push for an increase in the minimum wage. As always, we should ask – cui bono? One … Continue reading

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may memories / 03

 NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 3rd May, 1929 : The mass attacks on police in Berlin, launched by Communist demonstrators on May Day last Wednesday, have now lasted three days and show no sign of abating. Nine people were … Continue reading

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august memories / 01

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st August, 1930 : Within 14 months the ranks of Britain’s unemployed have nearly doubled, with a figure of two million being announced by the Ministry of Labour. The Labour Government is under intense … Continue reading

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Me and my dog

…from the quills of the dead white poets  Anonymous Australian (c. the last depression) Me and my dog have tramped together in cold weather and hot. Me and my dog don’t care whether we get any work or not.

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may memories / 23

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd May, 1928 : With unemployment in Australia growing, relief measures are under way. The State Government has made a £10,000 grant to local councils, to be used in relief work solely for the … Continue reading

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march memories / 31

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st March, 1932 : There seems to be no end in sight to the rapid decline of the New Zealand economy. A commission on the matter has recommended a cut in expenditure this year … Continue reading

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october memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th October, 1916 : From today no person in Victoria, with the exception of State legislators while Parliament is in session or residents in clubs or hotels, may legally buy any alcoholic drink after … Continue reading

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history XXVI

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th July, 1964 : The third successive night of race riots in Rochester, New York State, has prompted Governor Nelson Rockefeller to send in National Guards equipped with rifles and armoured cars to quell … Continue reading

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history XXIII

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd July,1933 : The World Monetary and Economic Conference ended today in failure. Delegates from 66 nations gathered in London to discuss trade barriers, most-favoured nation status and the gold standard. No consensus was … Continue reading

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