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JOHN MENADUE. Conservatives set the rules but they keep breaking them. (Repost from 7 February 2017)

Many people around the world are concluding that the system is rigged in favour of powerful insiders who bend the rules. The populists – Trump, Farage, Le Pen and Hanson are adept at tapping into that disempowerment and the sense … Continue reading

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Richard Butler. American Greed trumps the American Dream: With help from the referee.

During the last two weeks a Professor from the Paris School of Economics, Thomas Piketty, has been touring the US speaking about his book; Capital in the Twenty-First Century. His audiences have been overflowing. Public television described the reception he … Continue reading

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Peter Menadue. Should corporations have political rights?

  There is an old legal saying that a corporation has no body to be burnt or soul to be damned.  In other words, it is just a legal fiction designed to confer limited liability upon its shareholders. Despite that, … Continue reading

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