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Posted by John, March 9th, 2009 - under ACTU, ALP, Australian Building and Construction Commission, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Australian politics, Big business, Building industry, CPSU, Capitalism, Community and Public Sector Union, Economics, Fighting back, History, Jobs, Labor Party, Living standards, Resistance, Strikes, The Depression, The Left, The Liberals, The Right, Trade unions, Unions, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, Wages, sackings, unemployment.
Amidst the greatest economic crisis since the 1930s, the ACTU gives us pathetic grovelling ads.
Posted by John, March 8th, 2009 - under ACTU, ALP, Australian politics, Capitalism, Creative destruction, Democracy, Demonstrations, Economics, Europe, Fighting back, France, Jobs, Labor Party, Living standards, Occupations, Racism, Resistance, Socialism, Strikes, The Greens, The Left, The Liberals, The Right, Trade unions, Unions, Wage cuts, Wage freezes, Wages, sackings, unemployment.
Andrew Bolt is right. Rudd could be a oncer.
Posted by John, February 18th, 2009 - under ALP, Australian politics, Big business, Capitalism, Creative destruction, Economics, Keynesianism, Labor Party, Marxism, Neoliberalism, Social Democracy, Socialism, The Left, The Liberals, The Right, unemployment.
There is a dagger at the heart of capitalism. It is the tendency of the rate of profit to fall. If Marx is right about this tendency then it doesn’t really matter in the long term whether you are a stimulator or tax cutter, a Keynesian or a Friedmanite. Stimulus packages, tax cuts, letting business [...]
The terrifying racist attacks in Manly, and Cronulla before that, are the result of ten years of hard work by John Howard’s Liberal government – with more than a little help from his friends and the tame cat “opposition” of the Labor Party. Jerome Small in Socialist Alternative analyses where this flag waving racism comes from.
Dr Don Driscoll, from the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, has an interesting letter in the Canberra Times criticising ‘the burn off will prevent extreme fires’ argument. He describes the ‘calls for more land clearing and fuel reduction burning’ as ‘reactionary’ and ‘muddleheaded’. Why?
Dennis Shanahan is the political editor of The Australian newspaper. In this weekend’s edition (7 February), in an article called ’Coalition’s surprise move on the $42 billion stimulus package turns the tables’, he writes: Malcolm Turnbull has blind-sided the Government over the $42 billion stimulus package and left Kevin Rudd politically flat-footed and frustrated. In [...]
The Australian Financial Review today (13 November) quoted P.J. O’Rourke from a November 8 article in the The Weekly Standard in the US. P.J. O’Rourke is one of the shock jock writers for the Right in the US, but with quite a good style and turn of phrase. The article has a scatological joke running [...]