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Five things everyone misunderstands about the Greek debt crisis

Five things everyone misunderstands about the Greek debt crisis

Crikey July 9, 2015 8 Comments

Greece spent profligately and did not fully commit to austerity, right? Wrong. Australia Institute chief economist Richard Denniss explains five misconceptions about the Greek debt crisis, with help from Australia Institute researcher Cameron Amos.

Standing up for Nazis is not freedom of speech

Standing up for Nazis is not freedom of speech

Guy Rundle July 25, 2013 54 Comments

Giving voice to an article promoting a party that wants to "turn immigrants into soap" and "make lampshades of their skin" is not a diversity of ideas. It's violent hate speech.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer July 12, 2013 1 Comment

Labor could actually benefit from today's rise in unemployment. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

Prophets and losses: it’s always someone else’s fault

Adam Schwab May 29, 2012 8 Comments

It’s almost impossible to open the financial pages of a newspaper and not read about someone blaming someone else for their own mistakes.

Kohler: a Greek tragedy Tasmania can relate to

Alan Kohler May 29, 2012 7 Comments

The fact that the pro-austerity, pro-euro parties are now on top in the polls in Greece buoyed markets last night, but the options for Europe remain limited and difficult -- especially if Greece stays in.

Rioting in Greece as politicians pass austerity plan

Amber Jamieson February 13, 2012 3 Comments

Crikey media wrap: Riots raged on the streets of Athens as Greek political leaders voted for an austerity package to cut public spending in the hope of saving Greece from default.