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What to do with the capitalist crisis

The global finance chaos is a disaster. Australia’s two main political parties have no long term answer for it, and the Australian people need a good alternative, as it shifts into chaos in the real economy.It is a disaster, not for wealthy bankers and shareholders, but for ordinary people trying to find affordable housing, well-paid […]

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The War of Wealth McQueen on the capitalist crisis

greed and facism

Greed by Humphrey McQueen The Right-wing Reverend Rudd has been preaching against “extreme capitalism” and its driving force “greed”. This time last year, the cherub was singing from a different hymn sheet. Then, it was, “Get real. This is the twenty-first century”. Rudd aimed that profundity at workers calling for industrial action beyond individual enterprises […]

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the day of neoliberalism is done

the day of neoliberalism is done

Wall Street crisis will spare no-one By Professor John Quiggin, School of Economics, University of Queensland 26 September 2008 For daily updates go to http://johnquiggin.com/ The casualty list from the stunning events of the last few weeks on Wall Street is an impressive one. In this short space of time, the US Administration has effectively […]

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YRAW rally Canberra against Howard's WorkChoices

Nothing if you are made redundant

An ALP government insisting there be no redundancy entitlements for millions of working families! This is another outrage. The Rudd government’s vigorous hard-line to keep WorkChoices to appease employer interests is denying any redundancy pay to workers who work for businesses under 15. With this severe capitalist financial crisis, these are the precarious workers already […]

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Stop proposed uranium sales to Russia

Stop proposed uranium sales to Russia

At this time, Australia can be careful and not sell uranium to Russia – a country that fails to comply with their nuclear disarmament obligations under the Non Proliferation Treaty and has the world’s largest arsenal of nuclear weapons. On September 18, parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties gave arguments on their merits for the […]

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Repressive IR laws against building and construction workers have to go now

I have read many legal cases where the conduct of Howard’s industrial policeforce the the ABCC is in question. The latest on friday is the acting chief justice of the Federal Court Justice Jeffery Spencer accusing the ABCC of bias in pursuing an unfounded coercion case against the plumbing union and its leader while ignoring […]

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After black friday… if she blows!

If she blows? by Humphrey McQueen 11 October If it is dodgy to speculate about the timing of, or the immediate trigger for a depression, six consequences can be predicted with almost 100% accuracy. >Above all, a collapse of real existing capitalism is not going to move the world one toenail closer towards being a […]

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The War of Wealth McQueen on the capitalist crisis

The market for futures by McQueen

If Main Street despises bankers, then it loathes the brokers who trade in futures. Bankers, at least, assemble the money necessary for expanded production. Traders in futures make their fortunes by speculating. Worse still are the brokers who trade in financial derivatives. 1. The market for futures by Humphrey McQueen and 2. A poem by […]

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Superannuation: SRI and CSR - hype or reality?

Superannuation: SRI and CSR – hype or reality?

THE SUPERANNUATION QUESTION SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY HYPE OR REALITY? 2004 I take up one key issue, that of the question of Socially Responsible Investment, SRI, often called ethical investment together with Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR. SRI is superannuation fund investing in socially responsible companies. CSR refers to those companies that report […]

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