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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. (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)



Archive for 'Labour theory of value'

Who produces the wealth in society?

After employers pay for raw materials, semi-finished goods, wages and other expenses, they receive an income–which is made up of the unpaid labor of workers. This is why socialists say that capitalism is a system built on organized theft.


What is the Resource Super Profits Tax?

The resource super profits tax taxes economic rent. My understanding is that economic rents were or are the creature of Adam Smith and other bourgeois economists who couldn’t understand why some things had value seemingly without any labour involved. (Yes, they developed the labour theory of value which Marx then refined and extended.) Super profits […]

Rudd’s message: all power to the casino capitalists

Rudd is going to hand back complete control to the casino capitalists and attack workers. What a great strategy for further disaster.

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.