Here’s the third of my planned weekly emails. If you want to be on the recipient list email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or put in a request in the comments section. If you expected to get an email and didn’t, please contact me.
I’m still getting more interest in the weekly email, which is great. Thanks to everyone who had nice things to say about the blog and my public commentary. Unfortunately, I don’t have spare time for individual responses, at least not yet. Also, some readers had problems with the legibility of the font. I hope I’ve fixed them. Please advise if not.
I’ve had a few media interviews appear in the past week.
A Radio National Future Tense Story about unions and the future of employee representation went to air on Sunday
This story about in the Washington Post about Trump’s plans for ‘asset recycling’ mentioned me briefly as a critic
This story in Ecogeneration covered my arguments for renationalising the electricity grid
Also, my Zombie Economics book got a good run in this piece in voxeu.org
A lot of my blog and Twitter output was focused on the Adani proposal for a massive coal mine. I’ve been trying to keep on top of an ever changing picture, while holding firmly to the view that, in purely economic terms, the project is not viable. Of course, if it weren’t for the catastrophic environmental effects, I wouldn’t be worrying about one more bad project, but as it is, it’s important to make the point.
Simple, but not easy I debated the proponents of the “Easytax” idea made (in)famous by Pauline Hanson https://johnquiggin.com/2017/05/24/simple-but-not-eady/
Adani outmanoeuvres Palaszczuk https://johnquiggin.com/2017/05/22/adani-outmanoeuvres-palaszczuk/
Meanwhile, in the real world (coal-fired power cancellations in India) https://johnquiggin.com/2017/05/23/meanwhile-in-the-real-world/
Drug Wars A review of a book on US pharmaceutical poliyc https://johnquiggin.com/2017/05/25/drug-wars-crosspost-from-crooked-timber/
More Adani asterisks https://johnquiggin.com/2017/05/26/more-adani-asterisks/
Less is more. Items demonstrating a scale of values that makes no sense to me. https://johnquiggin.com/2017/05/28/less-is-more/
Queensland government backing away from Adani? https://johnquiggin.com/2017/05/29/queensland-government-backing-away-from-adani/
Recent tweets are at https://twitter.com/JohnQuiggin