Bankers Recipe: Ripe for the Taking

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Renegade Economists Show 534

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Denise Brailey (Banking and Finance Consumer Support Association) spent the week at the Royal Commission into Banking. She reveals the machinations behind the investigation and how the big issues have been curtailed. Her insights on the banksters strategy to target the pillars of citizenry is harrowing.

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Denise on show 250
Philip Soos on the banking inquiry
Borrowers Dump Interest-Only Loans
Mortgage Brokers – An example of Forgery, Fraud

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Pure Fantasy: Supply Cliche

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Renegade Economists Show 533

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Karl wades through the issues of NIBYism as demonstrated by the environmental group the Sierra Club, objecting to greater density. How do we encourage sane life on a heating planet with non-stop population growth? Is there a way to balance things? The first part of the show involves a little reiteration of recent themes and some of the elements we didn’t get to fully explore.

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Peter Thiel: The vast majority of the capital I give companies is just going to landlords
Supply cliche article – must read!
Rezoning Windfalls for Bozzo et al
Sierra Club hypocrisy

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Single Mum’s Taking on the Government

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Renegade Economists Show 532

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It’s the International Women’s Day takeover with Rayna Fahey interviewing Juanita McClaren (Good Shepherd). They build on last year’s discussion regarding the challenges single mum’s, (anyone on welfare) are put through by the powers that be. Is this the most effective form of welfare oversight? More humane and efficient alternatives are on offer.

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Last year’s IWD special – A woman’s place is in the revolution
Citizen Joyce

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Roundtable Concentration

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Renegade Economists Show 531

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Ed Dodson joins a roundtable discussion with Emily Sims and Neil Gilchrist on this age of business concentration. Just how fast is the top end consolidating? Issues include market share, patents, coops and economic framing.

Related Links
UNCTAD – Trade and Development Report 2017, Chapter 5: Revenge of the Rentiers. Notice how again they only discuss the trendy stuff, nothing on land ownership and the rents, concentrations there.
Davos – Rentiers and Inequality show
Ed Dodson’s State of the Economy report

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Michael West on Dorc’s Fanciful Figures

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Renegade Economists Show 529

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Investigative journalist Michael West (michaelwest.com.au) joins to analyse why Australia’s energy prices are jumping through the roof. We step through the accounting (dis)ease inherent in the lavish use of Depreciated Optimised Replacement Costs to write off virtually anything. We then discuss Transurban’s tax trickery and the nature of Public Private Partnerships. WE the taxpayer demand more transparency on these multi-billion dollar deals!

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Dorc Rort Under Fire
Inside WestConnex – Wendy Bacon
The art of getting energy infrastructure paid for twice:

Sydney University finance professor David Johnstone says it should end.

“The whole idea of basing user charges on the imaginary current replacement cost of an asset that already exists is ideological claptrap. It says that you tell your kids that they can’t afford to drive the old Volvo in the yard because a new one would cost $100,000.”

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