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John Quiggin

He is an Australian economist, a Professor and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a former member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

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Summary: “Zombie Economics” By John Quiggin

Summary of "Zombie Economics"
How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us
by John Quiggin

• Economic theories continue to live as “zombie ideas” even after events refute them.
• The 2008 “Global Financial Crisis” exposed the fallacy of five hard-to-kill principles that fueled “market liberalism”:
• First, beginning in the 1990s, “the Great Moderation” claimed business cycles had stilled.
• Second, the “Efficient Markets Hypothesis” assumed markets have perfect information.
• Third, full employment fell away under “Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium,” which says that free markets would determine labor and capital allocations.
• Fourth, “trickle-down economics” said that enriching the wealthy benefits everyone.
• And fifth, “privatization” advocates said government cannot run an economy as well

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Is it time for a four-day work week?

The weekend is something most of us take for granted. But the five-day working week was achieved 75 years ago through a combination of workplace struggles and decisions of governments and industrial tribunals.

Further reductions in working hours and increases in annual leave followed. But the current standard full-time arrangement of a 38-hour week and four weeks annual leave hasn’t changed in 40 years, despite huge advances in technology.

The COVID-19 pandemic made us aware that working arrangements can be changed radically if necessary and that the established pattern doesn’t suit everyone. One response has been an upsurge in interest in the idea of a four-day working week.

A variety of models are now being tested in an international trial organised by 4 Day Week Global. An

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Quiggin Out MMA Podcast Epi 61 feat BKFC title challenger, "The Gentleman Of Violence" Tom Shoaff!

The Quiggin’ Out MMA Podcast is back with Episode 61 and are back with one of the friends of the show and recently announced BKFC lightweight title challenger "The Gentleman of Violence" himself, Tom Shoaff!

We already know what you’re going to say. Tom was just on the show just a mere 8 episodes ago. How much could have really changed since then? A LOT.

This episode was exciting to film as Shoaff has been INCREDIBLY vocal about deserving a title shot and he has finally achieved that opportunity. Shoaf discusses his new mindset, being in the prime of his career and life (noting how cliche’ that may sound) and really what he feels he will bring to the table that current champion Luis "Baboon" Palomino hasn’t seen before.

This truly was a fun episode as are all appearances that Shoaff

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Mindscape 205 | John Quiggin on Interest Rates and the Information Economy

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Blog post with audio player, show notes, and transcript: https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2022/07/25/205-john-quiggin-on-interest-rates-and-the-information-economy/

The idea of an “interest rate” might seem mundane and practical, in comparison to our usual topics around here, but there is a profound philosophical idea lurking in the background: if you lend me money now against the promise of me paying you back more in the future, I am relating the different values that a certain sum has to me at different moments in time. Traditionally, the interest rates set by the government have been a major tool for influencing the economy, but in recent decades they have increasingly fallen near zero. John Quiggin relates this change to the

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Reaching for Utopia with Prof. John Quiggin

From four-day weeks to unconditional basic income to free education, it’s possible to imagine a future where society’s focus has moved from consumption to quality of life.

Prof. John Quiggin discusses the technological possibilities and the way the experience of the Covid pandemic has changed our thinking.

Hosted by Prof. John Spoehr, Director of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute this webinar is for anyone interested in automation and the future of work in Australia.

John Quiggin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland. He is a prominent research economist and commentator on Australian and international economic policy.

He has produced over 2000 publications, including seven books and over 300 refereed journal articles, in fields including decision

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Quiggin Out MMA Podcast Epi 57 featuring the Godmother Of Drumming and Jiu-Jitsu Grandma!

The Quiggin’ Out MMA Podcast is back with Episode 57 featuring The Godmother of Drumming, Dorothea Taylor and the one and only Jiu Jitsu Grandma!

This episode was unlike anything I have ever done. It all started with my father, also a drummer, sharing a video of Taylor. I have been watching her for years and had this crazy idea to get her and Jiu-jitsu Grandma together. And it worked!

So many things were brought to life in the course of our conversation. We discussed how crucial having a hobby is, how important it is to stay active and how it’s never too late to start doing something you love.

Taylor started drumming in her early teens. Elaine aka Jiu-jitsu Grandma didn’t start training until she was 69. Yes you read that right. We discussed so much and hopefully you have as much fun

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Debate: Is Postmodernism Right-wing or Left-wing? | Stephen Hicks and John Quiggin

This debate took place in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Mar 9, 2020.

00:00 Opening Statement
04:39 The Brisbane Rule
06:11 John Anderson Statement
08:38 Introduction of the Debaters
11:14 The Debate Begins
12:45 John Quiggin
28:12 Stephen Hicks
45:51 Q and A
58:42 Audience Questions

The Brisbane Dialogues launched with a debate on the counterintuitive topic: "Postmodernism is a Right-Wing Philosophy", proposed by Professor John Quiggin of the University of Queensland and opposed by Professor Stephen Hicks of Rockford University, Illinois. Their differences could not have been greater and their civility could not be faulted!

The Brisbane Dialogues YouTube Channel can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3bl-D_NREZPC-JQKgff_Qw

Stephen R. C. Hicks is

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Prof. John Quiggin, University of Queensland

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Quiggin Out MMA Podcast Episode 43 feat former UFC flyweight now Psychadelic Researcher, Ian McCall

The Quiggin Out MMA Podcast is back with Episode 43 with longtime friend of the show, former UFC flyweight title challenger turned Psychadelic Researcher who dabbles in stand-up comedy, Ian McCall.

In this episode, McCall and I discuss just about everything but fighting.

McCall talks about getting away from the "Uncle Creepy" nickname that he has carried for over a decade, how his life has changed drastically over the last few years and what the future holds for him.

This episode is not for the faint of heart. McCall digs deep into what psychadelics can do for the human brain and the future of combat sports.

We discussed birthdays, growing older, favorite video games, and what his goal is working with ‘Nobody Studios"

Don’t forget to head over to EpicJitsTees.com and pick up a

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Currency House Inaugural Creative Convention | John Quiggan & Jonathan Biggins

John Quiggin and Jonathan Biggins in conversation on "What’s Wrong with Cannibalism?"

John Quiggin is a Professor in Economics at the University of Queensland and a prolific author. In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, he made the prophetic warning in "Zombie Economics" that we must kill the dead ideas that still walk among us once and for all, or face "an even bigger crisis in the future".

Jonathan Biggins wrote "Satire or Sedition: The threat to national insecurity" for Platform Papers in 2006. A versatile actor, director and writer, he has worked across theatre, opera, musicals and journalism, but is best known as a satirist. He is a member of the long-running annual Wharf Review which he has co-directed for the Sydney Theatre Company since 2000. He is currently touring his

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The Case for Democratic Public Ownership

Greens candidate for Griffith Max Chandler-Mather follows UQ Economist John Quiggin and Griffith researcher Dr Joanne Dolley discussing the history of privatisation in Australia and why we need democratic public ownership.

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Privatisation of Utilities and Infrastructure: Part Two

Since the 1980s there has been massive privatisation and outsourcing of Australia’s utilities and infrastructure, such as public transport, power generation, tollways, communications, information technology, airlines, ports and water. It was driven by an ideology which venerated the market and the profit motive, yet never enjoyed public support.

What is the balance sheet of 40 years of privatisation in Australia? What is the way forward?

The trend to privatisation has been worldwide. How did this happen? Can we change direction? What are the alternatives?

John Quiggin is a Professor of Economics at The University of Queensland. He has has written extensively on privatisation and his most recent book is Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly,

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Quiggin Out MMa Podcast Epi 30 featuring the MMA prediction rapper, Tovaun Anthony!

The Quiggin Out MMA Podcast is here with episode 30 and features a one of kind man , the "MMA Prediction Rapper", Tovaun Anthony!

In this episode, Anthony and I discuss his martial arts background, his love for the sport, and how a one-off crazy idea took off and is now making waves inside the MMA community, including having MMA media, like James Lynch, involved in his UFC 259 fight predictions video.

For those who don’t know, Anthony breaks down fight cards as a full fledged rap. When listening to it, you can see the amount of dedication and time he puts into the research to make his predictions factual, accurate, and straight up amazing to listen to in this format.

Keep an eye on the last 5 minutes where I ask Anthony to bust out a freestyle and an idea was born! (Stay tuned for

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