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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
You can prove my 2 ex-comrades wrong by donating to my blog En Passant at BSB: 062914 Account: 1067 5257, the Commonwealth Bank in Tuggeranong, ACT. More... (12)

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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Archive for 'Great Recession'

Global chaos returns – why?

Michael Roberts explains the reasons for the market chaos going on across the globe on his excellent blog site the Next Recession. He says among other things: ‘The reasons are clear. The Chinese economy, now officially the largest in the world (at least as measured by the IMF’s rather weird purchasing power parity method), is slowing fast. To read the whole excellent article click here.

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A W-shaped recession?

This might be a W-shaped recession, with the W moving towards a w.

Goldman Sachs: Will they never learn?

The Goldman Sachs roller coaster has reached the top, ready to race again to the bottom. This is nothing to shout about. It is something to fear.

Costello quits: changing of the guard in the house of reaction

This is Costello’s legacy – the threat of unemployment, attacks on wages and conditions and an economy teetering towards oblivion.

Forget green shoots, the global freefall continues

The world economy is in a downward spiral with no end in sight. There are no green shoots – scorched earth is more like it.

The Minerals Council: mining bullshit

Employment in the mining industry will double over the next decade. Scaremongering about job losses is so the bosses can get even more money out of us.

Unravelling Capitalism: A Return to Marx

The reason for the sudden swell in interest in Marx is clear – world markets are going badly wrong and mainstream economists cannot explain what is happening.

Isn’t the market wonderful?

The market is a wondrous thing.  It solves all our problems though some mystic and magical force. Occasionally the potion doesn’t work.  All we end up with is a sour taste and a sick stomach.  Take the environment.  The market has been a wonderful success there, ensuring that profit comes before such minor things as […]

Will the global economy recover?

The IMF says that ‘the downturn is likely to be unusually severe, and the recovery is expected to be sluggish.’ In other words, even when the world economy stops shrinking, it is likely to find itself trapped in a long period of slow growth.

Rudd and refugees: the new racism?

Rudd has developed a new racism – a balancing act which gives the impression of even handedness but attacks refugees who have dark skins.