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Op-ed in The Age: Treasurer’s agenda running out of truth

This article originally appeared in The Age. Treasurer’s agenda running out of truth by Warwick Smith Joe Hockey has been talking non-stop about how the country is running out of money for Medicare, for the ABC, for welfare and for … Continue reading

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New article in The Conversation – Ageing population and mining: a tale of two booms

The below article just published today in The Conversation. Click here to read the original. Ageing population and mining: a tale of two booms By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne In an unusual move, Mission Australia and the Business Council … Continue reading

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New Overland article published today

Below is my latest article. Head to Overland to read the original. Australia’s first compulsory Ponzi scheme By Warwick Smith 23.Jul.13 Compulsory superannuation was introduced by the Keating government in 1992 as a way of dealing with the ballooning age-pension … Continue reading

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Women’s superannuation

Mark Bouris recently wrote a column for the Age and Sydney Morning Herald about women and superannuation. It’s a very important topic and credit to Mark for opening a public conversation about it. The column outlined the problem (which is … Continue reading

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Free market economics and fake moon landings

Yet another paper has emerged showing a strong correlation between belief in free market ideology and climate change denial (1). The article, NASA faked the moon landing—therefore, climate science is a hoax finds a very strong negative relationship between degree … Continue reading

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