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Henry Thornton - NEWS + Views: A discussion of economic, social and political issues News + Views, 17-31 March 2012 Date 07/04/2012
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Henry tackles alleged 'paradox of thrift', IR reform,productivity policy, Kondratieff's long swings.
David Murray tackles carbon tax.Jeff Boreland tackles IR policy.
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Saturday Sanity Break, 31 March 2012
Now we have it. The Future Fund's outgoing Chair, David Murray, says the carbon tax is the worst economic reform he has seen.


Should interest rates be cut?
It's not just (conflicted) retailers.  The campaign for more rate cuts now has the keyboard of respected independent economist Ed Shann and veteran (sorry Glenda) Glenda Korporaal.
Friday, March 30, 2012


USA - good defence partner, but not global monetary overlord
Henry is unapologetic at supporting whole-heartedly closer military ties with the USA.
But not leaving global money policy to the US Fed.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012


The alleged `paradox of thrift`
'Is there no common sense among Australia's thought leaders and leading journalists?'
Monday, March 26, 2012


Sunday Sanity Break, 25 March 2012
Labor has been all but wiped out in Queensland.


Kondratieff - unregistered financial planner
'Henry hastens to add that readers should do absolutely nothing about all this before consulting a registered financial planner.  After that you may be even more confused and, if so, take a large scotch and lie down with a wet towel on your brow.  My money is with Kondratieff, but it will be an inflationary slump'.
Friday, March 23, 2012


Reforming global money
At last, help in Henry's campaign to restore the gold standard, or something like it.
Thursday, March 22, 2012


Productivity reform; Monetary policy on hold
Monetary policy on hold as economy grapples with rapid structural adjustment' seems to be the message de jour
Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Industrial relations reform; what works, what don't
Did WorkChoices or does Fair Work Australia make any discernable difference to Australia's macroeconomic outcomes?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Saturday Sanity Break, 17 March 2012
Henry's book Great Crises of Capitalism is now available at Amazon's Kindle store.

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