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Unconventional Economist
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    • “During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar – look!”

  1. Jesus F#ck. The links and stories in the last 24 hours are much appreciated but bloody depressing. Is there anyone out there who does NOT believe that we need a major reset of some kind in this country?

    Also, I really want to become a member but pay anonymously as I work as a Doctor in a public hospital and if my real name were ever connected to the comments I have made here, I would be out on my arse…. Is there any way to do this? Would be happy to mail in cash even.

    • Being a good Australian business I’m sure that they do a cash in hand price that’ll keep your name off the books.

      That makes me realise, I’ve been working the comments section for years as an intern and there is no sign of a job offer. The only feedback I get is from the other interns, mostly from skippy, and it isn’t very encouraging.

    • FYI…I enjoy your posts man. The only thing I can think of is load and go Visa card from any austalia post office, load $200 on it, use it to pay, put fake name and fake address. Use VPN or someone elses computer. Alternatively I have been looking for a PO box address on this site to send a money order. cant find one.

  2. ‘Completely broken’? Widening inequality fuels discontent among Kiwis | Stuff.co.nz

    http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/93679813/completely-broken-widening-inequality-fuels-discontent-among-kiwis

    … extracts …

    … Are those in the Beehive today getting too smug and out of touch? Could similar things happen here? …

    … The Stuff.co.nz/Massey University Election Survey asked questions that other polls don’t ask, to find out how much political discontent may be simmering in New Zealand. …

    … Seventy-three per cent agreed that inequality is “too high and/or growing fast”, while slightly more (74 per cent) agreed that “there is a major housing crisis in New Zealand right now”.

    Health, housing and environment (in that order) were the three most widely chosen issues likely to influence voters at the election. … read more via hyperlink above …

    The risk is greater than the GFC if we can’t fix the housing crisis … John Hewson … The Age / SMH

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-risk-is-greater-than-the-gfc-if-we-cant-fix-the-housing-crisis-20170309-guu4sf.html

    Inequality & Housing: through the roof … The Economist

    http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21647349-rising-house-prices-may-be-chiefly-responsible-rising-inequality-through

    Socialist Thomas Piketty’s Theory on Income Equality Wrecked by 26-Year-Old MIT Grad Student … Breitbart

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/26/socialist-thomas-pikettys-theory-on-income-equality-wrecked-by-26-year-old-mit-grad-student/

  3. Housing Affordability: Not Just a Young Person’s Problem … Ross Ellitt … Sourceable

    https://sourceable.net/housing-affordability-not-just-a-young-persons-problem/

    It’s hard to have a discussion about housing affordability without the focus turning immediately to the plight of millennials and to a lesser extent Gen Y.

    Trying to save for a deposit, the soaring costs of housing, the escalating sizes of mortgages – all these subjects and more dominate media, political and community discussion.

    But in addition to the problems faced by young Australians – mostly those in Sydney and Melbourne – we also need to begin thinking about the affordability problem for older Australians. This is a very real and fast emerging problem which is not getting anywhere near the attention it deserves. … read more via hyperlink above …