Michael West on Dorc’s Fanciful Figures

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Renegade Economists Show 529 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the weekly podcast. Show Notes 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 … Read More

De Niro’s Island Paradise Coup

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Renegade Economists Show 527 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the weekly podcast. Show Notes We forge ahead deeper into the disaster capitalism tearing at island life on Barbuda, one of the few remaining places on the planet where land hasn’t been commodified and the people thrown into a lifetime of debt. Teckla C … Read More

Winds of Change Hit Paradise Barbuda

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Renegade Economists Show 526 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the weekly podcast. Show Notes A billionaire, a Hollywood superstar and Hurricane Irma have converged to wipe away some of the last tidings of communal land title on the idyllic island of Barbuda. Listen to this harrowing story of rent-seekers enlisting disaster capitalism to … Read More

Outsourcing Insiders

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Renegade Economists Show 525 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the weekly podcast. Show Notes Michael Tull (CPSU) discusses the first ever national audit of consultancy fees. Whilst we continually hear of budget cutbacks in order to achieve surplus, the insiders are making a surplus of their very own. Tune in to this rocky … Read More

What’s Next – Privatising the Shade?

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Renegade Economists Show 524 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the weekly podcast. Show Notes With the summer heatwave hitting, Karl looks into the shortcomings of economic theory allowing insiders to make easy profits and pollute at will. We used to laugh at paying for oxygen but they now do so willingly in Asia. … Read More