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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)

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)

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Archive for 'Neoliberal Keynesianism'

Neoliberalism – back from the dead?

Feeding the one percent more and more will supposedly make them fitter rather than fatter and benefit all of us. But something new has arisen. People are fighting back. The Arab spring, the European demonstrations and strikes and the Occupy movement are all symptoms of a system in crisis, a system that while it can provide benefits to the one percent now has to do so at the expense of the rest of us. Our only option is to fight back.

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And you thought neoliberalism was dead

A funny thing happened on the way to the Parthenon. Neoliberalism rose from the grave. Not that it was ever really dead. It has just been resting, waiting for its Keynesian cousin to exhaust itself. During the global financial crisis state spending replaced private spending in many countries. What that spending hasn’t done is address stagnant profit rates. There […]

Neoliberalism is a failed ideology that lives on

The whole neoliberal, or free market, order that has dominated the world for over 30 years was called into question when the system plunged into economic crisis in the autumn of last year. The recent financial collapse in Dubai reminds us that the crisis is still shaking capitalism’s foundations. Yet talk about “the twilight of […]

Cut profits, not wages

The reality for the working class is that to defend jobs and living standards they will have to strike, despite the opposition of Rudd Labor and the ACTU.

Rudd’s Howard continuity: tax cuts for the rich

The HowRudd Government is giving CEOs at least an extra $41 a week in tax cuts, but has nothing for those earning less than $34,000. That is Labor for you.

A fascist future for Europe?

Is fascism on the first step of its long march across Europe?