Category Archives: Blegs

Public goods morphing through the ages: they need you!

Six years ago I posted the note below as part of Abbotsford Convent. I’m doing so again today to raise money again. Only there’s already an offer on the table to match anyone’s donation. I’m doing the same for any … Continue reading

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It’s Crikey time! But now it’s Crikey and Inkl time

Troppodillians will know that I organise a discount Crikey subscription every year. But this year I’m also supporting Inkl, a new Australian start-up with great aspirations. In lengthy negotiations between our lawyers, comms division and strategists and theirs, we negotiated … Continue reading

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Fundraising for a scholarship: Please give!

This June I was approached by Yuan Yuan Liu who wanted to discuss funding of scholarships for disadvantaged people with me “as you are the best economist in the country”. This is precisely the kind of shocking lapse of judgement … Continue reading

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Troppo group subscription to Crikey: is this the last gasp?

From Twitter. Till now I’ve organisd a TROPPO GROUP CRIKEY SUBSCRIPTION for around 50 I advertised I was doing renewals on Twitter and Troppo a month ago and got about 1 or 2 takers Now someone else wants a renewal … Continue reading

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How Good are Refugees? This year’s MUST ATTEND dinner with Santo Cilauro. 12th Sept, Melb.

If these kinds of things existed in my country, I wouldn’t need to be running for President to fix everything up. Elizabeth Warren The only thing that didn’t leave a nasty taste in my mouth last year was the food. … Continue reading

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Monetary policy settings: hawks, doves and the seat of the pants

What’s at stake in monetary policy? The most obvious answer is “jobs and growth” – to coin a phrase. The idea is that, by meeting its target of low and steady (2-3%) inflation, the RBA tries also to keep us as … Continue reading

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It’s on again on 6th Sept: making the world a tad better with our guest Christos Tsiolkas

If only I’d been alive to get to one of these events. Nelson Mandela Last year’s second dinner was perhaps only matched by Lincoln’s Second Inaugural. Nicholas Gruen Lying Nick Gruen is a total lightweight. TOTALLY FAKE ECONOMIST. Begged me … Continue reading

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