The Broken Window Fallacy and the Australian Car Industry

The Broken Window Fallacy and the Australian Car Industry

The Broken Window Fallacy and the Australian Car Industry

This week Toyota formally announced that they will no longer manufacture cars in Australia beyond 2017 ensuring that the slow and inevitable death of the Australian car manufacturing industry is complete. Continue reading

SPC Ardmona should not be bailed out

SPC ARDMONA SHOULD NOT BE BAILED OUT

SPC ARDMONA SHOULD NOT BE BAILED OUT

It amazes me how many people advocate for an end to corporate welfare yet will complain that the sky is falling when the Government takes such action. I’m talking about the recent decision by the Liberal Government not to provide $25 million dollars to SPC Ardmona. Continue reading

Don’t buy into Buy Australia

Don't buy into buy Australia campaigns

Buy Australian thongs to support Australia!

In the media, political point scoring arena and general community you can always hear people discussing the supposed advantages of buying local, supporting the local industry and supporting local jobs. It seems like it has become our patriotic duty to buy everything and anything locally made and despise and turn our noses up on those who support foreign made products. Continue reading

Banning alcohol won’t stop Sydney’s violence… Let’s ban the gyms!

Preparing for a night out in Sydney

Preparing for a night out in Sydney

Barry O’Farrell this week decided that he was going to come down tough on alcohol fuelled violence in Sydney by unleashing a range of measures designed to curb the violence and reduce access to alcohol. You can read them here or here. Though doing nothing to change the behaviour or binge drinking culture the measures will sure to be little more than a political play to distract people from what the real issues are. Gyms! Continue reading