Thursday, 26 March 2015

Around the Traps 27/3/15

It is time for Around the Traps again. Will update over the week-end.

Aussie,Aussie,Aussie,Oy,Oy,Oy
Northern America
Europe
Asia
Wonk
General
Climate
Andrew Gelman ( Mainly but not only Stats)
Genial Dave Giles (Econometrics)
Dianne Coyle ( Quirky + Book Reviews)
Vox wonk

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

NSW Election

I have been sick this week thus I have had the full glare of the NSW election upon me.

The Government should have a decent win on Saturday. This shows the electorate will vote for a party with an unpopular policy if the leader isn't a pretentious prat. Queensland take note.

The main issue is the privatisation of the poles and wires.Whilst both sides have been dishonest of the WHOLE issue I do think the government has been worse than the Opposition.
what has intrigued me is that in the last week Baird ha looked rattled when questioned on the issue.
He only seems a fair weather politician.
It could prove interesting next term.

I also watched  Federal parliament yesterday when doing the family ironing. Yes I am a new age man!

Three things stood out like the shag on a rock.

  • Abbott is in his last days, Asserting stopping the boats meant less arms and drugs in Australia was simply absurd.  He is poor under pressure as we have see since the election.
  • Bishop simply has no common sense. Fancy backing Twiggy Forest's absurd proposal. If she was ever in leader's contention she ain't now. just on that topic Judy Sloan shows she had too much peroxide this morning. Oh dear. At least she hasn't a reputation to damage!
  • The other Bishop is quite clearly the worst speaker in history. The ALP should so a highlights package of her and put it on youtube.

Monday, 23 March 2015

A Wonderful Gesture

Yesterday Parliament met to pay tribute to Malcolm Fraser who had died and was Prime Minister of Australia.
Parliament now has a tradition of rising after paying tribute to a former Prime minister who has recently died as a mark of respect. It is a tradition I do like.

Most people realise a politician's job is much more then being in parliament but some lazy people clearly do not understand this. If only they had a work ethic!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Around the Traps 20/3/15

It is time for Around the Traps again.  Umpiring all weekend so updates will be late

Aussie,Aussie,Aussie, Oy,Oy,Oy
Northern America
Europe
Asia
Wonk
General
Climate
Andrew Gelman ( Maibly but not only Stats)
Genial Dave Giles (Econometrics)
nutting yet
Dianne Coyle ( Quirky + Book Reviews)
Vox wonk



Wednesday, 18 March 2015

For Economic wonks Simon Wren-Lewis

Simon Wren-Lewis writes on is-walrasian-auctioneer-microfounded.

As with most of Simon's writings it is a must read. very useful in understanding Real Business Cycle and New Keynesian models.

Enjoy


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The rise in Industrial activity

Yes I am being sarcastic.
Greg Jericho forensically goes through the statistics on industrial disputes and guess what. It is at its lowest for a December quarter.

Will this mean a mea culpa from Steve Kates , Judith Sloan , Gerry Henderson The Australian and any other idiots who proclaimed 're-regulation' is increasing industrial disputation?

Anyone? Bueller?

They are either innumerate, idealogical warriors who never mark their beliefs to market or both