Mining the earth, wrecking the local housing market

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Renegade Economists Show 463 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Show Notes This week we visit the world’s largest iron ore port @ Port Hedland to discuss with Arnold Carter (Treasurer – Ratepayers Association) the state of the local economy in the downturn following the mining boom. Arnold reveals some … Read More

Boom Bust Energy Battleground

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Renegade Economists Show 455 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Show Notes Broadcasting from the Mackay Environment Centre, Peter McCallum & Patricia Julian provide insights on the major challenges to their community in the face of the coal, sugar cane, land clearing and Great Barrier Reef Onslaught. Related Links Blair … Read More

Monopoly Rights at $100m p.a

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Renegade Economists Show 392 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Show Notes Karl discusses various aspects of monopoly and the power that lies behind these government granted privileges. Imagine owning a bridge that could deliver you $100m p.a? Or trashing past beliefs to claim your multi-million business is mining on … Read More

BoomBust – Do the Math

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Renegade Economists Show 384 As broadcast on the 3CR airwaves 5.30 – 6pm Wednesdays. Subscribe to the free weekly podcast. Show Notes Lindsay David portrays the risky world we endure in terms of the mining bust, money printing and the wobbly land game. Sure to add a few new perspectives for something that seems so obvious to all but ‘conservatives’. … Read More

Coober Pedy Oil & Gas Rush

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Linc Energy’s $20 trillion shale oil and gas find could re-shape Australia’s economic and energy based future. The lives of the average Australian could be helped by this bounty we have all been gifted. Even if this unproven find is worth 1/4 of the headline value, the finding must raise questions for Australians about who should profit from this resource … Read More