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Jobs, jobs JOBS!

We hear a lot about job creation from our government, not only in the lead up to an election but pretty much any time any spending is announced. …


I’m a single woman. The problem with being single is living alone and having the burden of home maintenance fall squarely on my shoulders. The problem with being a woman is that we’re just not really taught DIY as girls. Look, I can cook, clean, sew, and all those other…


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So economic theory goes that consumers act rationally at all times. Homo economicus is however largely a myth, especially in light of a sophisticated, multi-billion dollar global marketing industry that influences purchasing decisions, and government regulation which favours businesses over consumers. But, when it comes to the repair of malfunctioning…


New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. I’m just not into breaking promises, especially to myself. But I do plan my year ahead — more like a ‘where I am now and where I want to get to’ deal.

There’s actually research about why people set NY resolutions and why they…


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Wake up! Wake up, the country’s on fire!

Find someone in power who isn’t a liar;

The online world, it’s full to the brim

Of bots, and charlatans, and those too dim;

Closer & closer, the end draws near,

With animals and plants gone, who’ll still be here?

Amongst…


Despite having worked in the gig economy and experiencing the purported advantages of working outside a full time employee arrangement — or perhaps because of this — I am somewhat hostile to this new form of work because it clearly and unfairly advantages one side (business) over the other (the…


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“What’s your power bill worth?” my neighbour asked me. He lives opposite me across the landing, and I’d just dropped off a newsletter I’d made offering my friendly neighbours my help.

After some information sharing, it turns out he was paying close to $700/quarter — more than double my electricity…


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Exhibit A — Finding a reasonable job

Last year I saw a job ad that epitomised everything that’s wrong in the current labour market. Instead of telling you about it, I’m going to reformat it in a way that makes the point (and won’t get me sued).


Few people are on the fence about whether capitalism or socialism is the superior economic system. And this quiz isn’t really designed to change anyone’s mind.

It’s plainly obvious in reading most commentary that whilst both capitalism and socialism are demonised for their flaws, what people actually mean when they…


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Surviving on an Insecure, Low Income

As a gig economy worker/freelancer/precariat worker and ABN holder in this brave new world of work, I do a lot of stuff to earn money so I can afford to exist. Because eating is good for health, and shelter is terrific! Some of that stuff is in the context of…

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