Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Buying more influence

Having been governor of New Mexico, I know that legislation gets passed to benefit those who have money and influence. Then they buy more money and influence. That's one reason why, as governor, I vetoed more than 750 bills and thousands of line items. I did it to keep crony capitalism away from government.
~  Gary Johnson

I have problems with this very extreme form of capitalism where the pendulum has swung so far in one direction, where the focus is completely on the short term, and no one is thinking about the consequences. 
~ Noreena Hertz

Outsourcing all services out of Australia :-(  The innovative country image no more ...

Image for the news result
Telstra says its mobile voice and data services have "returned to normal levels" after another outage crippled its 3G and 4G mobile phone networks across Australia this morning, but admits it  ...

Developers only winners of high-density living

He might even want to get in early and change the name of his portfolio to 1984's Ministry of Love. - James Buckman, Enmore ...

Story image for sydney traffic from The Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney's congestion at 'tipping point'

Sydney is approaching a tipping point that would see people abandon public transport and choose to drive to work as the city struggles to cope ...

All aboard: Newcastle's Spanish light rail | Newcastle Herald

Spanish Transport Expert Laughing at Transport/Urban Renewal in Newcastle, Australia - YouTube

Famous transport planner and general raconteur, Associate Professor Ricardo Lenzini, reflects ...

There's definitely evidence that capitalism at its most ruthless rewards psychopathic behavior. When you look at the worst corners of the American health insurance industry or the sub-prime banking market, it really feels like the more psychopathically someone behaves, the more it's rewarded. 
~ Jon Ronson

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy Atlantic (Dr. Kevin). As Thomas Frank, this humble blog, and some others have been saying for a while…
Billionaires Have Too Much Political Power Washington Monthly (UserFriendly)

Uber and the labor market Economic Policy Institute. Tweeted this but after Links were done yesterday AM. From Hubert Horan