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Video dialog – Looking for Full Employment With out Falling Prey to Neoliberal Traps – William Mitchell – Fashionable Financial Concept

Video dialog – Looking for Full Employment With out Falling Prey to Neoliberal Traps – William Mitchell – Fashionable Financial Concept


Given I wrote an in depth CPI evaluation yesterday (Wednesday), I’m utilizing in the present day as if it was my Wednesday put up the place I cowl a variety of matters. I used to be criticised on social media final week for combining in final Wednesday’s put up – Launching the CofFEE Monetary Resilience Barometer – Model 1.0 (October 18, 2023) – scientific materials (the analysis challenge outcomes) with commentary on the present state of affairs within the Center East (and music and many others). I used to be accused of attempting to drum up site visitors to the analysis website by together with an unrelated dialogue on a topical matter (the state of affairs). The purpose is that in my regular Wednesday put up I simply roam free and write about all method of matters that I’ve considered within the earlier week and which I don’t need to commit a full put up too. I don’t play video games reminiscent of clickbait and many others. Anyway, in the present day, I promote a video of an extended interview I did in September that has simply been launched, discuss some framing points and supply the standard musical phase to calm us all down.

Video – Looking for Full Employment With out Falling Prey to Neoliberal Traps

I recorded aon September 27, 2023, a reasonably lengthy interview with Lynn Fries, who’s an American Journalist producing video content material at World Political Economic system or – GPEnewsdocs – which relies in Geneva.

The conversations – Looking for Full Employment With out Falling Prey to Neoliberal Traps – comprises entry and a full transcript of the dialog.

The place in Kyoto the place I did the Zoom with Lynn wasn’t all that amenable to the duty however we did our greatest.

The traverse that I lined marks a number of the materials that may come out in one of many e book initiatives I’m engaged on at current.

Right here is the YouTube stream of the edited dialog.

When public commentary undermines true function

I usually learn articles or hear media broadcasts the place the journalist has a sound message to impart to their readership however frames it in such a approach that the message is misplaced in fiction – and a fiction that then places the reader offside.

An instance this week was this text within the Melbourne Age newspaper (October 24, 2023) – Hate all of the monster utes on our streets? Your tax {dollars} helped pay for them.

You possibly can inform instantly from the title that there are two messages:

1. Too many four-wheel drive SUVs on the highway shunting kids forwards and backwards to high school every day.

2. Our taxes are someway ‘paying for them’.

The primary proposition is right and one thing must be executed about it.

The second proposition is pure fiction.

I ought to say on the outset that this specific journalist organises the 6-monthly forecasting panel of economists, which I was part of.

I stop earlier within the yr as a result of I used to be sick of the journalist soliciting my opinion after which ignoring it and giving precedence to the mainstream views, which have been inaccurate in my opinion.

Evidently the train was only a whitewashing and a promotion of the mainstream fictions that my career perpetuates.

So I’m not a fan of his writing in any respect and the issue is that he has a nationwide platform to pump out his story strains.

The right facet of the story concerning taxes is that present federal tax coverage permits folks to “write-off property like autos for tax functions” – to allow them to purchase huge SUVs and utility autos – after which write off important quantities in opposition to their tax legal responsibility.

Thus the construction of taxation coverage supplies incentives to buy sure merchandise over different merchandise, which is only a assertion that taxes have an effect on relative costs and skew shopper decisions in direction of comparatively cheaper items, different issues equal.

However to leap from that commentary, which is right, to the following conclusion that:

These tax concessions come at a value to all of us. The $20,000 threshold, as an example, will lead to taxpayers lacking out on virtually $700 million in income over the following two years … taxpayers now have a federal authorities shedding vital income by giving a tax break to a choose group of individuals …

The lack of potential tax income that arises from the subsidy (concession) is basically irrelevant.

It isn’t a ‘value’ to me or every other person who pays taxes.

It doesn’t constrain what the federal government can do on the spending facet, besides within the sense that it will increase non-government spending on costlier vehicles/vans, which can scale back the spare useful resource capability within the economic system.

The true drawback of those SUV armies marauding the streets is the environmental impact.

1. They use rather more petrol.

2. They take up more room – at current there’s a demand that Requirements Australia, which defines requirements pertaining to issues reminiscent of what a traditional automobile parking house in public areas must be by way of measurement, ought to enhance the ‘normal measurement’ to suit these large lumps of metallic.

Meaning extra land might be cleared in developments to fulfill the demand for automobile parking given much less vehicles will match within the present allotted areas.

3. They’re much heavier and harm the roads extra rapidly requiring extra frequent upkeep.

4. The heaviness pertains to one other drawback – they’re demise machines in accidents as a result of their centre of gravity is increased and the momentum of their weight means they wipe out smaller vehicles and their drivers extra recurrently when an accident between two smaller vehicles doesn’t wreak the identical harm and demise.

These are the the explanation why the tax concessions are dysfunctional and must be deserted.

The concept that someway the primary drawback is that the federal authorities has much less tax income simply sidetracks us down the fictional sink gap that the federal authorities is financially constrained and is utilizing ‘our’ cash (as taxpayers) to provide the homeowners of those monstrous autos are profit.

Episode 2 might be launched tomorrow – October 27, 2023

You possibly can see what – The Smith Household – is as much as subsequent as they battle with themselves and the complexity of cash.

We left them on the finish of Episode 1 arguing about whether or not taxpayers fund authorities spending.

Kevin makes a discovery in Episode 2 that units his thoughts proper on the difficulty however brings him into extra battle along with his right-leaning father.

Music – Rolling Stones

One of many first bands I actually favored was the Rolling Stones (and likewise the unique Fleetwood Mac with Peter Inexperienced).

It’s superb that so a few years later they will nonetheless pump it out. It offers all of us ageing musicians hope (-:

So that they have simply launched a brand new album – Hackney Diamonds – which is their first unique materials album since 2005.

This monitor – Candy Sounds of Heaven – which filmed stay at a membership in New York on October 19, 2023, is their devotion to – Charlie Watts – their drummer, who died on August 24, 2021.

It’s one other traditional from the songwriting expertise of Mick Jagger and Keith Richard.

Mick Jagger and Girl Ga Ga are a bit excessive with their remonstrations however the tune is nice.

That’s sufficient for in the present day!

(c) Copyright 2023 William Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.



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