Links 22 March 2019

Global Macro / Markets / Investing:





Leith van Onselen


  1. Jobseekers no longer need to apply for 20 jobs to receive benefits – Yahoo

    Remove the other hoops and we have a UBI. That was easy! And something that both sides of politics in USA wanted in 1969!

    • that report is so much unjustifiable rubbish that none serious would even read it
      prices will fall by 10% but rents will rise 15%, and if NG stays, RBA cuts 50% house prices will go up by 20% but rents will still go up by 10% – oh yeah this nonsense is going to hunt him soon
      so basically it only takes RBA to cut 0.5% for new 10% per annum house price boom to happen LOL

      Louis wants to quickly sell his SQM to some big company like S&P so he is going into great lengths to look “scientific”

  2. TM’s deal is an appalling one for the UK. If the MPs accept what they have twice rejected there will be no extension and the UK will leave on the 29th March with WTO no deal Brexit.

    Hence all th Financial Times propaganda and more from the Remain Stream Media.. The fact is that if the UK sign this deal which is in fact Brexit in name only, the globalist EU will keep its UK cash cow and a massive amount of cash on top. If the MPs reject this deal they will be out of the EU next week. Good job.

  3. 4 Corners story about UBER’s targeted and potentially unlawful impact on the GoCatches business.
    The story indicates that there is evidence, which UBER denies, that GoCatch was specifically targeted in a manner which may have breached Australian law, GoCatch likely has some recourse here you would think?

  4. So … Tyler Cowen agrees with a recent study’s findings that residential real estate is comparable to stocks as an investment. I’ve linked to his blogsite post rather than his Bloomberg piece for the discussions in the comments section, once you get past the “first!” post I think there are some interesting points made.

    And this comment wins first prize: “I’ve commented many times that a policy that relies on rising asset prices for prosperity is a losing policy. Indeed, what we have in the U.S. is a policy that relies on rising asset prices and high levels of consumer debt for prosperity: both promote/support a high level of consumption. What could go wrong? What we need are policies that rely less on rising asset prices and consumer debt, policies that will promote more investment in real technology, the kind of technology that will provide a high level of economic growth as the result of both gains in productivity and lots of well-paying jobs. Even Cowen’s friend Peter Thiel agrees.”