Power Ledger a blockchain

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Renegade Economists Show 506

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Bitcoin is booming and the blockchain technology behind it is being used in innovative ways. David Martin is the Managing Director of Power Ledger, a Perth-based startup using the technology to link surplus solar production with tenants wanting renewable energy. Another fascinating conversation on 3CR’s Renegade Economists!

Anastasia Zhenina

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Perth’s Power Ledger readies 1st Bitcoin IPO
Power Ledger white paper
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Surprise! Collusive Cycles Coerce Commuters

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Renegade Economists Show 505

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Commentary from the World’s Most Liveable City and how neo-con analysis overlooks the biggest issue. How does that sort of oversight effect Karl’s commuter polluter friends on the Cannonball run-like Calder freeway? Bid rent curves lead us to the cost of petrol pricing cycles, where Andrey Firsov (petrolspy.com.au/) joins to reveal his insights on the collusion at the micro level. US Senator Bernie Sanders also drops in to add his weight to this costly issue from the macro perspective.

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The Worlds Most Liveable Hoax
Most Liveable – Guardian
Bid rent curve
How to make $36m in a few years
The VAMPIRE Index
Check Petrol Spy, they dont have hidden costs tied in like apps such as Motor Mouth do.
ACCC’s Australian price cycle monitoring
Informed Sources
OPEC’s oil practices

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Geotopia’s Surplus

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Renegade Economists Show 504

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Author Jeffrey J Smith joins to discuss his new sci-fi book Perfect Timing. Alongside it we discuss the blinkered ideology of the sci-fi genre, the role of society’s functional improvements and the potential of life in a futuristic community. Jeff was speaking from Mexico – I hope the quality is ok.

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Good Reads reviews
Neal Stephenson
Peak Monopoly not Malthus the issue
Danger of Malthusian populationism

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Uncomforting Politicians

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Renegade Economists Show 503

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Karl takes us through the latest policy fraud as housing pressures continue to escalate, such that a homeless protest camp gains national media exposure. We hear a video from Lanz Priestley at sydney’s 24-7 street kitchen and safe space community and his perspective on the failure of public policy to deal with the issue. Karl finishes with yet another tool of mass destruction out of Wall St.

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Hilda Report

sydney’s 24-7 street kitchen and safe space community
Making Politicians Uncomfortable

First Dog on the Moon re Vinnies CEO Sleepout/ PR Opportunity
The Sequal to the GFC is Already Here

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A Magnificent Fraud

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Renegade Economists Show 502

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Energy economist Chris Cook joins to discuss the pressure points within global commodity markets. We discuss the financialisation of oil and gas and the role of middlemen. Australia’s transition to global pricing parity in the gas market has led to the need for a new energy paradigm. Chris describes how a more cost-effective commodity market could evolve.

There was so much more we could have discussed, including Australia’s ridiculously low share of resource rents compared to nations like Qatar. But hey, hopefully you are piecing that together by now.

Related Links
Chris Cook – Caspian Energy at the Crossroads.
Refresh on the themes of this show with this 2012 Guardian piece Chris wrote on Energy pricing: the market is manipulation.

Enron – Smartest Guys in the Room. Look at the ratings they received, then check ahem….. my Real Estate 4 Ransom doco from a few years ago.

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