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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (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. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (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

Sick kids and paying upfront


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. (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)



My article ‘The Minerals Resource Rent Tax: The Australian Labor Party and the continuity of change’ has been published

My article ‘The Minerals Resource Rent Tax: The Australian Labor Party and the continuity of change’ has been published in (2014) 27 (1) Accounting Research Journal 19. If you have University Library access you can have a read if your library has subscribed. It borrows from the ideas of Tom Bramble and Rick Kuhn about a capitalist workers party and the changes over time of the Labor Party.  Here is the link to volume 27(1) special tax edition of the  Journal if you don’t have Library access, but it will, I assume, ask you to pay for access.



Comment from paul walter
Time August 24, 2014 at 2:56 am

Yes, it wants us to pay.

Still, they had to provide abstracts and those in themselves provides an interesting insight into what the “Tax Edition” could be about in reference to commodification/objectivisation and socio cultural reproduction and exchange value economics, ultimately dislocated in some ways from daily human experience.

Yet, realistically this has to the way things are done.. peer review is as fair a way as exists for research, analysis and writing accreditation.

I observe you can’t put your contribution up on your own site. Still, there is a little wriggle room for writers to communicate their ideas, funny how the system must in the end remain subservient to objectivity for survival, for all its superstructural schemes and tricks. Our system seems defined in the tension between the agendas of truth and self preservation, it seems.

I hope your bright and youthful students get to pick up on these sorts of things; how they do this on limited life experience as a reference point to their understanding seems also an issue well definitional of the system.

You deserve some thing better than my comments and hope the sort of intelligent discourse you are seeking comes your way on this thread starter.

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