Monthly Archives: October 2014

His solutions are wrong, but it’s a good sign when even Rupert Murdoch is worried about inequality

It would be a mistake to dismiss Murdoch’s concerns about inequality as nothing more than self-interest. It’s a victory for advocates of regulated markets. By Warwick Smith First published at The Guardian, Tuesday 28 October 2014 16.00 AEST Rupert Murdoch … Continue reading

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Our houses can’t make us all rich

By Warwick Smith First published at ABC’s The Drum Thu 23 Oct 2014, 10:42am While a recent report might suggest Aussies are the richest people in the world because of high house prices, the reality is the true beneficiaries of this … Continue reading

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My tribute to Gough Whitlam

We want Gough By Warwick Smith First published at Indepenent Australia. 22/10/2014 My earliest clear childhood memory is sitting on my dad’s shoulders in a huge crowd outside parliament house in Canberra chanting “we want Gough” over and over. I … Continue reading

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My latest at The Guardian questions the value of pursuing economic growth at all costs

Do we dare to question economic growth? We’ve all been so effectively sold the line that endless growth is essential to maintain and improve our quality of life. This couldn’t be further from the truth By Warwick Smith First published … Continue reading

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