Australian Property Market Connundrum

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Renegade Economists Show #279 Listen to the show Subscribe to the podcast It’s time for an overview of the current state of the residential property market in Australia. Two words can describe it, says Dr Gavin Putland, “suspended animation”. Interest rate reductions have not made any substantial difference to housing affordability. First home buyers are even less inclined to buy … Read More

Hudson – Looking at the economic changes ahead

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Renegade Economists Show #279 Listen to the show Subscribe to the podcast This week on Renegade Economists we’re talking to Michael Hudson, economics research professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City, prolific writer and author of half a dozen books on the United State’s economy. Michael’s been paying close attention to China as they prepare their speculative report on … Read More

Lobbyocracy Lurks

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The lure of the bureaucrats golden pen tick is set to distort democratic processes as we read today in Minister’s $10,000 dinners: Planning Minister Matthew Guy helped to approve applications made by Melbourne property developers who had attended secret dinners with him and the then chief of the Baillieu government’s urban renewal authority after paying a Liberal fund-raising arm $10,000 … Read More

Smooth sailing from here on?

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Renegade Economists Show #278 Listen to the show Subscribe to the podcast This week on Renegade Economists we’re talking to Phil Anderson, an economic forecaster of business cycles and director of the Economic Indicator Service. Phil’s an optimist and is expecting this cycle to be a strong one. Cheap energy and cheap money are the triggers for a new American … Read More