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If you want to keep a blog that makes the arguments every day against the ravages of capitalism going and keeps alive the flame of democracy and community, make a donation to help cover my costs. And of course keep reading the blog. To donate click here. Keep socialist blog En Passant going. More... (4)

Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
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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)

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Could a small ‘democracy levy’ recoup some of the tax big business does not pay?

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Corporate tax avoidance cost us $4 billion in the last financial year — a small “democracy levy” on big business could help balance the scales, says John Passant in Independent Australia.

To read the whole article click here. Could a levy on big business offset $4 billion in tax avoidance?

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Comments

Comment from Fred
Time December 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm

As a socialist, shouldn’t you be advocating government ownership of these businesses? Sounds to me like your abandoning principle and trying to ride the wave of populism.

Comment from Hasbeen
Time December 14, 2016 at 10:08 am

Just cutting academics salaries in half would save as much, & do more good. Just t6hink how many bead heads could be taken off the taxpayer teat.

Comment from Lorikeet
Time December 14, 2016 at 10:33 am

As we know, the major parties kiss up to the banks, so a levy will never be on the agenda while these corporate neo-communists continue to run the country.