Category Archives: Music

Infrequent commentary and reviews of musical events and guitars etc.

Limits to government spending are not determined by private bond markets

Wednesday and a relatively short blog post after two rather long posts in the preceding two days. The first topic concerns the limits to government spending. The second brief topic reports on research where it was found that the music … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language, Music | 5 Comments

Fiscal policy in Australia is undermining the future of our grandchildren

Its Wednesday, so just a few short snippets that came to my attention, some comedy and some great music that has kept me company today while I have been working today. The first snippet concerns my revelation that fiscal policy … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Eurozone, Fiscal Statements, Music, Politics | 9 Comments

Brexit propaganda continues from the UK Guardian

Its Wednesday, so a relatively short blog post today. We are just about finished the final responses to the editors from Macmillan on the manuscript for the next Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) textbook, which I am now reliably informed will … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Britain, Demise of the Left, Music | 3 Comments

Do not privatise the Australian Broadcasting Commission

It is Wednesday and my blog-light day. I am travelling a lot today and so have little time anyway for blog activities. Today, though, I reflect on the current demand by the conservatives in Australia to privatise our national broadcaster. … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Economics, Music | 9 Comments

German press and its politicians lose the plot – Europhiles be warned

I am reverting back this Wednesday to a shorter blog post to free up a bit more time to advance other writing projects. Here are some snippets on Germany and Italy that caught my eye this week. And a link … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Eurozone, Music | 20 Comments

Travelling mostly today …

I am travelling most of today and into remote regions to do some fieldwork so I do not have time to write anything substantial. I am researching various issues while in transit and will resume normal services tomorrow when I … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Admin, Eurozone, Music | 6 Comments

A surplus of trade discussions

It is Wednesday and so I am only writing a few thoughts today for the blog, preferring to spend the day writing other more detailed academic material and doing final edits on our next Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) textbook (current … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Debriefing 101, Music | 116 Comments

Australia’s national broadcaster puts out economic misinformation

I am using today to sketch out some ideas for my next book with Thomas Fazi as a follow up to Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World (Pluto Books, 2017). I am also lying … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Fiscal Statements, Framing and Language, Music | 11 Comments

100 years ago today in France …

Today is a public holiday (ANZAC Day) where we remember the efforts of our past generations who fought in wars. I am not very enamoured by the hype that surrounds these days – commercialisation reigns and the black/white nature of … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Admin, Music | 10 Comments

Progressive cause in Australia seriously undermined by … progressives

I am travelling most of today with heavy commitments at the other end so only a short blog today with some great music to calm the soul. Yesterday, a group of high-profile, so-called progressives in Australia placed a paid-for advertisement … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Demise of the Left, Framing and Language, Friends like this, Music | 49 Comments