Archive - 17/03/2015

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While Australia’s PM Tony Abbott Fiddles, the World Burns
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Australia’s Future in Hands of an Economics Ignoramus

While Australia’s PM Tony Abbott Fiddles, the World Burns

PolarBearA report which examines the effect of climate change on some of Australia’s most common agricultural products; including fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, seafood and meat, paints a dire prediction of future production in a warming world.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-16/report-warns-of-climate-change-impact-on-food-production/6322934?section=vic

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/thirty-years-of-consecutive-warmth-the-heat-really-is-on-20150317-1m0pyk.html

Australia’s Future in Hands of an Economics Ignoramus

EntitlementTreasurer Joe Hockey was upstaged and shirtfronted on Q&A Monday night, but not by a member of the audience or a political opponent.

The man who cut him down to size on questions including negative gearing, tax and infrastructure spending was John Daley, the Melbourne-based research economist who runs the Grattan Institute.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/joe-hockey-outclassed-on-qa-by-an-economist-20150317-1m0nrs.html

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