Irregular email update

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Hi all,

It’s been quite a while since my last email news, which I sent out before the May election.  Following Labor’s loss, I resolved to avoid commentary on political strategy or day-to-day politics, and to spend more time thinking about global and long term issues, such as climate change and the global choice between socialist and Trumpist futures.
I’ve mostly stuck to that resolve discussed the topic. I did a radio debate with conservative US commentator Joshua Muravchik, on the topic Is socialism still relevant in 2019?  and wrote articles about the need to face up to climate change sooner or later and Libra, the new Facebook cryptocurrency

The Brisbane launch for Economics in Two Lessons was at Avid Reader on 25 June and the Sydney launch at Gleebooks on 27 June.

On my blog,  I discussed A new two-party system? and whether globalisaton can be reversed looking at trade and migration.

Inevitably, though, I’ve felt the need to say something about current Australian policy issues including

The Murray-Darling Basin scandal: (economists have seen it coming for decades),  Adani (I remain sceptical that the project will go ahead without public money)  and of course Israel Folau (where I focus mainly on protecting workers’ rights)

Coming events

Melbourne launch for Economics in Two Lessons at Readings, Hawthorn Wednesday 17 July and also at University House, Melbourne Uni, 4-6 pm Friday 19 July

What Should Our Economy Look Like in 2030? Brisbane Seminar 6 August



How to follow what I’m doing (if you want to!)

Signup for this list is here. I also have a mailing list focused on Adani and related issues, to which you can sign up here

My johnquiggin.com blog  
Facebook Public Page
Economics in Two Lessons Facebook Page:
Twitter feed  @johnquiggin

Signup for this list is here. I also have a mailing list focused on Adani and related issues, to which you can sign up here

Comments, bouquets and constructive criticism always welcome at j.quiggin@uq.edu.au

Best wishes
John

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