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The Squatters and Unwaged Workers support and promote those resisting social order and trying to create an alternative to it. Interviews with local and interstate unwaged and unemployed activists, squatters and plugs of local and interstate actions, protests, conferences, meetings and film screenings.

    One Billion Dollars of Taxpayer Money

    One Billion Dollars of Taxpayer Money

    Featuring former Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, in the hot seat at the Robodebt Royal Commission. The Robodebt scandal was appalling enough by legal and ethical standards. The questioning by the Senior Counsel assisting the Royal Commission of Mr. Morrison, seemed to be aimed at determining:    • how did something which is unlawful, get implemented?    • why did the need for legislative change disappear from the briefings?    • and why did Mr. Morrison see no reason to question this?But what are we to make of the Robodebt scheme from an economic perspective? What are we to make of Scott Morrison's testimony in light of what we know about "taxpayer money"?Centrelink / Services Australia continue to chase debts. For help dealing with a debt you have received, contact your local legal centre from this list: https://www.ejaustralia.org.au/legal-help-centrelink/

    Yes, We Can Have It All!

    Yes, We Can Have It All!

    De-growth, de-carbonise, well-being, inclusion, a healthy environment. Yes, we can have an economy that is sustainable, and that includes everyone -- via full employment.MMT-informed ecological economist, Professor Phil Lawn explains how this is possible. We can harness the many wonders of the Job Guarantee (which featured recently in a Boyer lecture given by Indigenous lawyer and activist, Noel Pearson.) We can include everyone in the economy, but we wont be using a "Universal Basic Income". And watch out Gina, Kev the Commie is coming after your wealth!Creditshttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/boyerlectures/the-first-game-changer/14104270The First Game Changer: A Job Guarantee For The Bottom MillionNoel Pearson giving his Third Boyer Lecture on ABC's Radio National, 18 Nov 2022Noel Pearson: "Only those accustomed to the opportunity of work can afford the luxury of the idea that work is not foundational to the well-being of all humans."https://freesound.org/s/45399/Auction Sounds by alphahogThis work is licensed under the Attribution 3.0 License.https://orangefreesounds.com/cartoon-snoring/Permitted for non-commercial use under license “Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)” 

    Growth Is Killing The Planet

    Growth Is Killing The Planet

    MMT-informed ecological economist Professor Phil Lawn says "Growth is killing the planet". What exactly is growing? Can we have good growth and bad growth? And dare we raise the issue of population growth? Phil tells us about the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI), which brings with it some good news, and we reflect on why no-one is talking about it. (Although after we recorded our conversation, the Labor government did announce it intends to "Measure What Matters".) Creditseating the scenery B.wav by cetsoundcrewhttps://freesound.org/people/cetsoundcrew/sounds/397723/This work is licensed under the Attribution 4.0 License.The following sound effects are permitted for non-commercial use under license “Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)”https://orangefreesounds.com/magic-logo/https://orangefreesounds.com/magic-transition/https://orangefreesounds.com/tension-ambience/https://orangefreesounds.com/rising-swoosh-into-explosion-sound-effect/https://orangefreesounds.com/distant-explosion-sound-effect/https://freesound.org/people/janbezouska/sounds/387415/https://freesound.org/people/Timbre/sounds/223528/https://freesound.org/people/barrypirro/sounds/530575/    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Where_the_Moon_Came_From/Psychedelic Saturdayby Where the Moon Came FromAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC 3.0 US)https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Andrew_Howes/Condoby Andrew HowesAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)Theme music:One in Ten by UB40St. Germain by Alice Ivy 

    Three Non-experts Discuss the Federal Budget

    Three Non-experts Discuss the Federal Budget

    How about a budget analysis without a 'Spurt in sight?Yes we had a federal budget this week. And yes it was in the context of recalibrating a budget that was formulated by the opposition just before it lost the election. So this is the budget that gives the new government its baseline; a budget to match its immediate policy changes. Anne and Kev do their due diligence with MMT-advocate Avis Williamson, to look at what this budget says about the Labor government's policies.We also ask, what is an advocate of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to think, when a review of Australia's central bank assumes the bank's failure to manage inflation has something to do with the RBA's personnel, rather than the defunct economic theories that presume a central bank has the capacity to fine tune inflation.Anyone can make a submission to the review of the RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia). They might need to hear that it is ok for them to abandon the discredited neoclassical, neo-Keynesian economic theories about monetary policy, and embrace theories that would actually enable them to contribute to the wellbeing of Australians. CreditsTheme music:One in Ten by UB40St. Germain by Alice Ivy

    MMT Meets the Marxists

    MMT Meets the Marxists

    What is an advocate of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to think when some Marxists accuse MMT of being not much of a theory, and MMT-ers as bourgeois apologists for capital? Does MMT naively advocate printing money? Do we believe we can print our way out of economic and ecological crises?Can we flush out the irreconcilable differences between Karl Marx and MMT?With the help of economist, Dr. James Juniper, we check our theoretical tyres for punctures. CreditsTheme music:One in Ten by UB40St. Germain by Alice IvyMusicThe Reds Under the Bed Activist Cabaret

    Don't Panic! It's Only Supply-Side Inflation

    Don't Panic! It's Only Supply-Side Inflation

    Why are interest rates going up? Why is inflation going up? Why is it that every time you ask a question about economics you uncover yet another swindle?By the end of this second half of our conversation with Wayne McMillan, you will know more than many past and present federal treasurers about how to run a national economy. Spoiler: it doesn't include blaming wage earners for this latest bout of inflation. CreditsReserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe warns it is unclear how high interest rates will goABC News (Australia), 7.30, June 14, 2022IN FULL: Treasurer Jim Chalmers on the interest rate decision and RBA announcement, ABC News (Australia), June 7, 2022IN FULL: Treasurer Jim Chalmers speaks about the economy, ABC News (Australia), Press Conference on July 18, 2022Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz on 7.30 with Sarah Ferguson, July 6, 2022Theme music:One in Ten by UB40St. Germain by Alice Ivyhttps://orangefreesounds.com/quiz-show-background-music-loop/The song is permitted for non-commercial use under license “Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)”https://orangefreesounds.com/The sound effects permitted for commercial use under license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Great listening

Both Kev and Anne do a great job of simplifying MMT and highlighting its uses in society, along with attracting great guests.

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