Monthly Archives: August 2014

Article at The Drum on tax and dividend carbon pricing

Carbon price round two: let’s get it right this time By Warwick Smith Originally published at ABC’s The Drum Posted Fri 29 Aug 2014 Photo: A tax and dividend system could quickly result in a price high enough for renewable … Continue reading

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The Guardian – Why politicians must lie by Warwick Smith

Why politicians must lie – and how selling ice creams is like an election campaign By Warwick Smith Originaly published at The Guardian. 27/8/2014 Politicians must choose to either stand up for what they believe or maximise their vote. To … Continue reading

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Guardian article on infrastructure funding

This article was originally published in The Guardian Australia. How to make Australian infrastructure pay for itself – with no selloffs, and no tricks ‘Asset recycling’, as an approach to infrastructure investment, will only end up benefiting the banks. Taxing land … Continue reading

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Guest appearance on Radio Roundup – Main FM

On Friday night I was the guest of Radio Roundup‘s Rusty Nails and Ben Boyang where we spent an hour talking about money. We covered a lot of territory including money creation, interest rates, real estate prices, quantitative easing and … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey fights to claw back a little for the overburdened wealthy

By Warwick Smith Originally published at The AIM NetworkAugust 11, 2014 If Joe Hockey’s first budget wasn’t enough to convince people that the government was going into bat for the nation’s wealthy, then Joe himself has surely confirmed this with … Continue reading

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Snowpiercer, a film that makes you cheer against yourself

By Warwick Smith The bizarre and gratuitously violent, soon-to-be-cult movie that is Snowpiercer is in a long tradition of film and fiction writing that casts radical judgment on its audience. The teenage cult sensation The Hunger Games sits in powerful … Continue reading

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The perils of the last human – by Warwick Smith in New Philosopher magazine

Issue # 5 of New Philosopher is out today and in it is my piece about what we can learn from Nietzsche about modern political economy and climate change. For those of you who don’t know it, New Philosopher magazine … Continue reading

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