BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS TO CARE, THE AMERICAN EDITION – Another grim milestone, this time from across the Pacific: The national debt exceeded $21 trillion for the first time on Thursday, …

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BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS TO CARE – It’s official – the “conservative” Coalition government has now accumulated more government debt in five years in office than its predecessor, Labor, had in …

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PLEASE AUSTRALIA, BE MORE LIKE HOUSTON – Some staggering figures that go towards explaining housing unaffordability in Australia: Everybody complains about high housing prices these days. But would you live …

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TIME TO BUST? – Two interesting (and long) pieces about the Four Horsemen (sorry, Horsepeople (Centaurs?)) of App-ocalypse. Scott Galloway at “Esquire”: And “Eve Smith” at “Economist”: Both worth your …

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GUARDIAN’S “UTOPIAN THINKING” – Abi wants your money: Step 1: Work your whole life, with the government taking a large proportion of your earnings and spending most of it to fund welfare and other …

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WHO’S UP, WHO’S DOWN – Forecasting is not an exact science, but interesting nevertheless: The 2018 World Economic League Table, released today, projects that Australia will jump two spots to …

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THIS IS WHY WE ELECT CONSERVATIVES – Or at least kinda-conservatives: In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, …

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FIFTY YEARS MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE – Pew Research Centre asked 43,000 people in 38 countries: The biggest “better” – the country which is slowly extricating itself from communism. The …

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