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Norman Lindsay probably didn’t waste too much time studying economics in his young turn-of-20th century days, as the ‘dismal science’ hadn’t yet occupied our collective imagination. Although he may have read something of Adam Smith, its erstwhile 18th century godfather, who gave economists lots to chew on for the next three hundred years; and his contemporary Keynes, formulating soon-to-be influential economic growth theories; or even […]

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The Magic Pudding report generated a keen response calling for more analysis of the unchallenged economic and social assumptions of modern society. The holy grail search for ever-increasing labour productivity is another great economic shibboleth (lovely word) in need of deconstruction. The Applied Social Sciences unit at Kookynie Lo-Tech University (KLOTU) has been conducting longitudinal research on low labour productivity for years. […]

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During this interminable Australian Federal election campaign the Coalition has shortened their notorious three-word slogan format previously practised by the erstwhile Tony Abbott. Maybe due to the short attention span of voting punters, Coalition candidates have been parroting a two word catchphrase (exclude the joining word):  Jobs and Growth. Its mechanical repetition by all their […]

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