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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole
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Sick kids and paying upfront

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Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)

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Monkeys, money and Wall Street

juan, one of my regular readers, wrote the following comment on my Spectre of Unemployment piece. 

I just had a great idea. According to recent serious scientific reports in the media, monkeys have the ability to plan!! Well, why don’t we offer peanuts and employ monkeys to run our private corporations and some of our government organisations and in particular Wall Street. Surely monkeys would do as good a job as the present incumbents, and just for a handful of peanuts not the $250 millions the AIG executives are paying themselves for ruining the world economy.

And last year, I think, a monkey beat the other investors (the experts, apart from the astrologist, who also did well) in the Australian Financial Review’s ‘pick the top stocks’ competition. 

One sign outside Wall Street I remember vividly.  It said: Jump, you fuckers.

Maybe we could supplement that with a new demand: Pay peanuts and get monkeys?  Yes please!

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Comments

Comment from Arjay
Time March 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm

They know no shame.They still think that they are entitled to bonuses.When the US Govt bailed out GMH,Ford and Chrysler a Congressman asked if they intended selling their private jets in which they arrived to demand this tax payer charity,he was met with a wall of silence.They still don’t get it.It is over and a better more fair financial system must rise from the ashes.It is not business as usual.Govts must now utter currency backed by real wealth and the Global Reserve Banking System must be dismantled!

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