Monthly Archives: March 2012

Reminder: David Murray is a climate denialist

There’s a round of shock-horror in the media that outgoing Future Fund chairman David Murray thinks that the carbon and mining taxes are bad. I’ll leave aside the mining tax for a minute, and concentrate on the carbon price; and … Continue reading

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Jobs, jobs, jobs – will put us back where we started

So Bunnings is going to open new stores, with a promise of “6000 jobs in the next three years”. So Australia will have 6,000 more people employed than otherwise would have been, right? Wrong. Bunnings is a classic big-box retailer … Continue reading

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Welcome to A Bent Ghost

Hi, Robert Merkel here. A Bent Ghost is my new blogging home. You might remember me from such blogs as the Big Purple blog Larvatus Prodeo. A Bent Ghost is in memory of Thomas Bent, the 22nd Premier of Victoria. … Continue reading

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