Life after debt

By Nathan Waite -

Politicians love to whip up fear in the public. They live in a cartoon binary world of left and right, good and evil, and savers and debtors. This outlook helps politicians construct simple narratives which give our complicated social reality a sense of order but it leaves them unequipped to discuss economics with the...

Categories: Economics, Politics

The revolution will not be Uberised

By Nathan Waite

Australian politicians are clamouring to get on board the ‘on demand economy’ hype train. Senator David Leyonhjelm says State Governments which are yet to...

Categories: Economics, Politics, Tech

Mark Twain was Wrong*: The Politics of Full Employment Part I

By Nathan Waite

No one owes us a living.. or so we are told by Mark Twain and despondent parents in our teens. However, section 10 (2)...

Categories: Economics, History, Politics

Political Economy: The Global Wrap

By Nathan Waite

The Federal Reserve’s anticipated rate rise in September is looking increasingly suspect. Willem Buiter, former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee...

Categories: Economics, Politics