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You're just a labour widget

⊰ 2022-09-28 by ShaunO ⊱

It's true - [the memes are crap](https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-09-27/quiet-quitting-lying-flat-great-resignation-what-these-fake-work-trends-mean?srnd=premium&sref=QlpF64WK). But i...

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Quiet Quitting Is the Fakest of Fake Workplace Trends

Robbing Peter to pay Paul?

⊰ 2022-08-30 by ShaunO ⊱

It's a very strange world we live in.. Think about it, the 'economy' needs workers, 'mothers' seem to be an available demographic, so let's *pay them* (in childcare subsidies) to get them into the wo...

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'Locked out of the labour market' Why mothers like Marianne are staying home

Nobody's quitting, and they're certainly not being quiet about it.

⊰ 2022-08-26 by ShaunO ⊱

[It's an argument about what the argument is about..](https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-backlash-against-quiet-quitting-is-getting-loud-11661391232?mod=djem10point). As the [Wall Street Journal](http...

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The Backlash Against Quiet Quitting Is Getting Loud

Is racial/religious 'tagging' really necessary?

⊰ 2022-08-23 by ShaunO ⊱

WTF? The reason that [in this article](https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-23/greed-construction-loss-making-boom-sees-builders-collapse/101334170) two individuals are referred to as: * "Persian-A...

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'Every promise is broken': Builders and their customers left broke and out of pocket by construction cost blowouts


⊰ 2022-08-22 by ShaunO ⊱

Oh yeah, this from a period when I was 'under attack' in my own workplace during 2010-2015.. My luck was that the 'adversaries' seriously over-rated their own intelligence, and in the end I simply ...

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National Trust of S.A.

⊰ 2022-08-21 by ShaunO ⊱

We do have limited built structure conservation in Australia (compared to say, Europe), so if you can, you really should support the [National Trust of S.A](https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/sa/) (or ...

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Hughes' Enginehouse Conservation Works, Moonta Mines

What we don't (want to) know..

⊰ 2022-08-18 by ShaunO ⊱

> "In other words, these scholars do not argue that women are incapable of doing what men do,
> but rather that they are biologically programmed to want other things." That's pretty amazing rea...

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What sex-difference science misses about the messy reality of sex | Psyche Ideas

Please let us import slave labour

⊰ 2022-08-15 by ShaunO ⊱

Business council says: "Please let us import already trained slave-labour, because it messes with our profits if we have to spend money training existing staff" ...

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Calls for skilled migration overhaul

The politicisation of super?

⊰ 2022-08-11 by ShaunO ⊱

Wow.. there's a lot to unpack in [this one](https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-11/older-australians-delay-retirement-superannuation-cost-of-living/101296658). Let's just deal with the one interesti...

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'I've become more and more depressed': Why older Australians like Brett are nervous for their retirement

He's got a point..

⊰ 2022-08-04 by ShaunO ⊱

I've never been a Corbyn fan. I respect his conviction, but as a political player he is either naive, or has a 'tin ear'. He was certainly never electable. I don't know all the ins and outs of his ...

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Jeremy Corbyn urges west to stop arming Ukraine

Feudalism is alive and well

⊰ 2022-08-02 by ShaunO ⊱

There's nothing astonishingly [new here](https://aeon.co/essays/the-great-replacement-is-real-but-its-not-what-the-right-says) I'd argue, it's a well known story mired in a little more 'academica spe...

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The great replacement is real but its not what the Right says | Aeon Essays

"Oh oops, sorry, we've destroyed the world economy again.."

⊰ 2022-08-01 by ShaunO ⊱

[Mea Culpa by everyone](https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-07-31/central-banks-believed-too-much-in-their-inflation-fighting-powers-we-let-them?sref=QlpF64WK)? The asinine regurgitation...

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How central bank mistakes after 2019 led to inflation

Nostalgia in contradictions

⊰ 2022-07-31 by ShaunO ⊱

This [documentary](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057233/) is worth sourcing and watching for a variety of reasons. It's an hours worth of contradictions and lessons in history, and that's before you ...

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The Kremlin (TV Movie 1963) - IMDb

Qantas and new feudalism

⊰ 2022-07-30 by ShaunO ⊱

People it's been privatised, any 'patriotic devotion' is seriously misplaced - it's a greasy corporate just like any other: with over paid executives, dodgy finance, backroom government deals, its ha...

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Dispirited Australia: after losing the trust of the nation, can the Qantas brand bounce back?

There is no future economy

⊰ 2022-07-30 by ShaunO ⊱

[This article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2022-07-28/profit-seems-to-be-the-hardest-word-the-readout-with-allegra-stratton?srnd=economics-vp&sref=QlpF64WK) by [Allegra Stratton](https...

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Profit Seems to Be the Hardest Word: The Readout With Allegra Stratton

Squeeze 'em till their "pips squeak"

⊰ 2022-07-27 by ShaunO ⊱

So, as usual, the IMF's advice to 'policy makers' now is to up, and up, interest rates until the "people's pips squeak" and inflation comes down.. You see it's not rocket science how this works - wh...

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IMF downgrades 'gloomy' economy as inflation and rate jitters continue, but ASX trades up

War is war and now it's always global

⊰ 2022-07-27 by ShaunO ⊱

Once again we see that war, despite notions to contrary, makes no allowances for morals, rules, or conventions. To even suggest otherwise is to deny history, including the current history in the maki...

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Kremlin to Keep Up Its Gas Squeeze on Europe, Insiders Say

It's a tax rort, always has been

⊰ 2022-07-22 by ShaunO ⊱

Yeah well, duh.. who would of thought?.. We all know tax on investment property gains, and even more, the tax breaks (negative gearing) are a rort, always have been. Middle class subsidies is all t...

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'Unprecedented growth in house prices': OECD calls for cap on housing tax breaks benefiting the rich

It's 'CentreFuck'ed

⊰ 2022-07-22 by ShaunO ⊱

It's idiotic but explicable.. A few years back I had a few months 'inside the system' when ill.. (and I tell you it is like being in another dimension.. where all logic and common sense seems to hav...

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Jobseeker asked to choose between work and job agency appointments under Workforce Australia system

Bill knows what he's talking about

⊰ 2022-07-21 by ShaunO ⊱

[Bill](http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/) has far more expertise than I, and has been [talking about these problems](http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=50155), which I've only in my latter...

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What do we want? When do we want it?

⊰ 2022-07-18 by ShaunO ⊱

Today's long read.. These Gareth Hutchen's [articles](https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/why-wouldnt-governments-want-full-employment/12836424) are very informative because they shed light on hi...

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One unemployed person per vacant job: Has Australia finally hit full employment?

So whose crusade is this anyway?

⊰ 2022-06-28 by ShaunO ⊱

So [this](/blog/2022/20220627a.md) has turned into a fully fledged 'media shit storm', and like all such things is becoming pretty devoid of useful facts. So this'll be my last words on the matter...

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As the Coalition feuded over vaping, 'personal' donations were made by the pro-vape lobby

Four Corners the 'new A Current Affair'

⊰ 2022-06-27 by ShaunO ⊱

oh FFS.. You can walk into any supermarket and buy cigarettes *legally* and they're pretty much *guaranteed to kill you*.. The ABC is making out like nicotine is crack cocaine, or heroin.. and choo...

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Ruby is still in school and wearing nicotine patches. Vaping is to blame

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