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Consumerism

Chesty Bonds – another iconic brand, now made in China

The Chesty Bond singlet, something of an iconic Australian brand, used to be made in Australia, but is now made in China. I find that a little sad, but I suppose it’s a sign of the times. I seem to recall hearing on the news the other week that manufacturing as a percentage of Australia’s […]

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Politics and activism

And now for some economics and politics

This might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but there was some fascinating reading on economics and politics in last week’s media, and since I have nothing else for you, here it is in my blog: Bernard Keane on Access Economics’ poor record on forecasts: Then there was Access’s early 2009 warning that it would […]

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Politics and activism

Federal issues

I would hope that everyone is actually considering what issues matter to them, and deciding how to vote on that basis, rather than just blindly voting for one side or the other. Of course, it’s not just a matter of chosing Labor or Coalition, particularly in the upper house. It may well be that The […]

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Going green News and events Politics and activism

Stuff I’ve learnt from Radio National

Often when I listen to Radio National, I’ll learn something I didn’t know before. In this case, I was listening to Saturday Extra last week. Cutting power consumption? One item talking about electricity efficiency noted that enormous amounts of money are being invested in distribution networks, instead of being spent on measures to cut consumption […]