8 Minutes of Madness

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As Obama blasts through his first day with strong words on lobbyists (phew), this unique summary of the 8 years of hellish politics we have gladly left behind is summarised like you would not believe. Please check this out.

Liquid Gold Double Dipping

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photo credit: lrargerich The Weekly Times reports that water traders are double dipping, claiming commissions on both buyers and sellers, something that is illegal in the real estate industry in Water brokers pocket liquid gold An investigation by The Weekly Times has found many brokers have double dipped on commissions, a practice that is outlawed in the real estate industry. … Read More

Jim Hansen on Carbon Tax

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photo credit: Fotos de Carrio Our repeated calls for a carbon tax have been heeded by none other than NASA’s Climate Change expert Jim Hansen: ‘We have only four years left to act on climate change – America has to lead': In particular, the idea of continuing with “cap-and-trade” schemes, which allow countries to trade allowances and permits for emitting … Read More

Renegade Economists Podcast 71

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photo credit: D&J Huber The Melting Social Contract: This show wades through recent economic trends, explaining why the boom bust bubble occurs and how this effects our ability to act as normal, respectable human beings. Also the Holocaust in Gaza and how desperate students have become to avoid paying fees. Show Notes South Pole summer Why Economic Growth fails us … Read More

Skaters Make Use of Key Resources

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photo credit: tunaboat A new phenomenon is sweeping the globe as housing foreclosures render thousands of dwellings vacant and ‘of no use’ according to two dimensional economics. Skateboarders are draining the vacant swimming pools and using them to skate in. The NY Times reports that: “We have more pools than we know what to do with,” said Mr. Peacock, who … Read More