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by rboni
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Monetary policy and economic stagnation
Replies: 1
Views: 4357

Re: Monetary policy and economic stagnation

Is the world economy on the edge of a financial and economic abyss? Has forty years of raising interest rates to fight inflation led us to this situation? Raising interest rates reduces consumption only marginally; meanwhile it effects production much more greatly. Is fixed capital investment in the...
by rboni
Sun May 01, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Climate change and population
Replies: 2
Views: 4671

Re: Climate change and population

Should the UK Government have a Minister for Population? The UK is already the most densely populated nation in Europe. The Australian Government after a painful public debate that has continued intermittently for 18 months, and was strongly associated with the Prime Minister being replaced by his o...
by rboni
Sun May 01, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Monetary policy and economic stagnation
Replies: 1
Views: 4357

Monetary policy and economic stagnation

Is monetary policy responsible for the economic volatility and stagnation that developed economies have experienced - since 1969? A convincing argument exists: that raising interest rates increases the inflation level; interest rate hikes increase the price level of manufactured goods and reduce the...
by rboni
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: The Robin Hood tax
Replies: 8
Views: 6200

Re: The Robin Hood tax

Australia's economy is widening at a very fast rate due to a mining boom that is related to China's growing manufacturing sector. This boom has created huge skills shortages in a number of different industries. Labour shortages are being caused by the mining industry requiring more skilled labour, b...
by rboni
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: The Robin Hood tax
Replies: 8
Views: 6200

Re: The Robin Hood tax

In the last thirty years the financial system not the real economy has grown by leaps and bounds to the point where individuals and companies are more dependent on debt than ever before. In other words the economy has widened, but not deepened. Not all economic activity has the same value, their is...
by rboni
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: The Robin Hood tax
Replies: 8
Views: 6200

Re: The Robin Hood tax

In the last thirty years the financial system not the real economy has grown by leaps and bounds to the point where individuals and companies are more dependent on debt than ever before. These circumstances have increased the number of takeovers and buyouts and this culminated into the global financ...
by rboni
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: The Robin Hood tax
Replies: 8
Views: 6200

The Robin Hood tax

Should a tax or levy be imposed on currency transactions (tobin tax), or a more comprehensive financial transactions tax created to contribute towards the cost of the financial bailouts? Such taxes discourage socially useless activities like currency and share speculation. A levy of 0.005% on curren...
by rboni
Tue May 25, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Will the UK coalition government work?
Replies: 3
Views: 5001

Re: Will the UK coalition government work?

The Liberal Democrats are very similar to a party that exists here in Australia known as the Australian Democrats. They don't see parliamentary seats as a means to end but as an end in itself. The Australian democrats did hold the balance of power in the Senate. Their most popular and memorable camp...
by rboni
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Democracy 2
Topic: Policy Effect change proposals, and your thoughts
Replies: 194
Views: 70612

Re: Policy Effect change proposals, and your thoughts

Every country or geographical region has a population carrying capacity, which if exceeded can lead to economic, environmental and socially unsustainable outcomes. The Greens Party in Australia and I presume in other parts of the world promotes an open borders policy, in relation to immigration. The...
by rboni
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Climate change and population
Replies: 2
Views: 4671

Climate change and population

At the recent climate change talks in Copenhagen, population stabilisation or reduction was not part of the agenda. The whole focus of the conference was on technology. The conference concentrated on how to make technology more effective and efficient in relation to reducing or eliminating carbon em...
by rboni
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Democracy 2
Topic: Policy Effect change proposals, and your thoughts
Replies: 194
Views: 70612

Re: Policy Effect change proposals, and your thoughts

Open borders should upset environmentalists. The more people their are the more prevalent environmental destruction is.
by rboni
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Stabilizing an unstable economy (sub-prime crisis)
Replies: 8
Views: 7146

Re: Stabilizing an unstable economy (sub-prime crisis)

Excessive business investment is causing the increased economic instablity. Technology has become the ideology of business. Firms are constantly updating their technology in order to remain competitive, but in alot of cases the technology ends up increasing costs instead of leading to a reduction. T...
by rboni
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Political parties or independents ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5988

Re: Abolish political parties

I am not advocating for political parties to be banned. I am simply suggesting that people should consider voting for independents as an alternative. I believe that political parties become vehicles for personal advancement, and the promotion of ideology, instead of organisations that promote practi...
by rboni
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Political parties or independents ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5988

Re: Abolish political parties

Democracy can function without political parties. When the British colony of Western Australia established a local parliament in 1890, it took over ten years for political parties to emerge. The parliamentarians were all independents who stood for single member electorates. Once elected the Governor...
by rboni
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Political parties or independents ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5988

Political parties or independents ?

Political parties are one of the most useless inventions we have come up with. Most people treat political parties the same way they treat a football team, they barrack for one because their parents supported the same party, and dislike all the other parties. That is one of the most useless reasons ...

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