Here’s the second of my planned weekly emails. If you want to be on the recipient list email me at email@example.com (preferred) or put in a request in the comments section.
Weekly Email #2
Time for my second weekly email update. As before I’ll post it on my blog and link from social media, so people can sign up (best to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org ) and also alert me if anyone who has asked to be included hasn’t got the email.
I’ve been thinking a fair bit Adani’s proposed mine in the Galilee Basin. The economics of the project look almost as bad as the environmental effects, but it seems to be going ahead regardless, unless it’s an elaborate ploy to save Adani from writing off the money already invested in the project.
The big problem is the huge political appeal of the promised) jobs and royalty revenue. It’s easy enough to point out that these promises are spurious, but what’s really needed is an alternative. I’ve made a start in this piece, published last week in the Fairfax papers
but a more comprehensive analysis is needed. Suggestions are welcome.
Last week, I took part in a very interesting panel on Universal Basic Income, at Politics in the Pub, held at the Brisbane Powerhouse Arts Centre. There’s no video or transcript, AFAICT, but I’m hoping to write more about this.
Next Wednesday, I’ll be debating John Rivett on the subject of Easytax. Rivett is a lawyer who works with John McRobert, the main proponent of the tax (three Johns have got a bit confusing at times). Details are here
I’d have preferred a free event, but I left it to the proponents to organise, so I can’t complain I guess. I’ve attached my presentation, which gives a fair idea of what I’m going to say, and I believe a video of the event will be made available.
Hopefully, as a regular feature. I’m going to link to campaigns I think are worthwhile. Here’s one for fast food workers in Germany
https://johnquiggin.com/2017/05/17/house-of-cards/ House of Cards
https://johnquiggin.com/2017/05/15/churchgoing-labor-voters/ Churchgoing Labor voters
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866121994936262656 2017-05-21 02:42:30 1 0 In a pre-Trump world, this would be a fair-size scandal. As it is, tl;dr https://t.co/5Lp9iZ95qh
865750911041376257 2017-05-20 02:07:56 16 3 There are better things to spend $1 billion on than the #Adani coal mine #auspol… https://t.co/MKb9AhEjMH
865749332774993920 2017-05-20 02:01:40 2 5 There are better things to spend $1 billion on than the Adani coal mine https://t.co/kX9Md1quYB via @brisbanetimes
865470659685527556 2017-05-19 07:34:19 0 2 NSC officials include Trump’s name as often as possible so he reads memos: report https://t.co/VxpRS7hoTH #NotAPoe
865390062141194241 2017-05-19 02:14:03 0 0 @berkalen305 Yes, I plan to write about this when I get a free moment.
865085260140171264 2017-05-18 06:02:53 0 2 How Trump might go https://t.co/58KV7PnbNp
865066710054973440 2017-05-18 04:49:10 1 0 Welcome to mailing list subscribers https://t.co/x2smpu0ofh https://t.co/0TYuUD5kSs
865025509276532736 2017-05-18 02:05:27 7 5 China to cut new coal-fired power plants in 29 provinces https://t.co/x69IeLJTzf via @smh
864999654340968449 2017-05-18 00:22:43 2 0 Biblical literalism on the wane in US https://t.co/vkhOB6xz3m
864691939995725824 2017-05-17 03:59:58 0 0 So, we finally joined the 21st Century and got Netflix. We are watching House of Cards (US version), an episode… https://t.co/tIleQxXkOn
864691882655444993 2017-05-17 03:59:44 0 0 House of Cards https://t.co/OaSgLZNlBv
864441941202616320 2017-05-16 11:26:33 6 2 Bank tax equal to about 5 per cent of annual profits, but can’t possibly be absorbed it seems #auspol #kenhenry
864352601818546176 2017-05-16 05:31:33 2 2 Did Leyonjhelm really say something so mindbogglingly absurd #auspol https://t.co/Vei6yQqy4Y https://t.co/fK2cUspxcf
864248909975011328 2017-05-15 22:39:31 4 2 Connecting the dots between Trump and Russia #tcot https://t.co/8XmEqqKqMf
864244544031694849 2017-05-15 22:22:10 1 2 Religiously conservative “traditional Labor voters” are an extinct species #auspol… https://t.co/aiKLG94N6K
864081676917329921 2017-05-15 11:35:00 2 0 Another #UMPP coal project scrapped in India https://t.co/iBMwVdo7KR
864069846564192257 2017-05-15 10:47:59 0 0 @pythiasmuse Probably not much longer, and for the same reason https://t.co/RrSxGzuym8
864069591755915268 2017-05-15 10:46:58 1 0 @Boomerocracy Except in the US, legal access to guns hasn’t really survived.
864019275077500929 2017-05-15 07:27:02 3 0 Can Bitcoin survive its use for ransomware attacks? I’d say not, but would like links on this.
863904722243076096 2017-05-14 23:51:51 3 0 As promised my first weekly email #auspol https://t.co/BeB79x4Q32
863903402694148097 2017-05-14 23:46:36 3 7 As promised, my first weekly email https://t.co/He7YpCbQde https://t.co/TPyWShsoqU
863650295980609537 2017-05-14 07:00:51 1 0 @timdunlop It’s not going to be a big thing, at least to start with, more a summary with links
863615514697883652 2017-05-14 04:42:38 4 1 This time with a link! Weekly email coming soon. Sign up to mailing list if you would like to get it https://t.co/BeB79x4Q32
863615275026927616 2017-05-14 04:41:41 0 0 @graham_moloney2 Annoying! That was supposed to come through.
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