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August 26 2012


Ireland's Austerity - Rear Vision - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ireland is being held up as the poster child for austerity measures, they've cut public services wages, raised taxes and cut government spending. Yet Ireland's economy is still in decline. So is austerity working in Ireland? Guests: Terry McDonough,Professor of Economics at the National University of Ireland Galway David Duffy, Economist at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. Sean Kay, Professor of politics at Ohio Wesleyan University. Constantin Gurdgiev, Professor of Finance at Trinity College, Dublin. Publications: Title: Celtic Revival? The Rise, Fall, and Renewal of Global Ireland Author: Sean Kay Publisher: Rowan & Littlefield Released: 01 Dec 2011 http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rearvision/ireland27s-austerity/4135598

March 11 2012


Making it: manufacturing and globalisation - Rear Vision - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Over the last 30 years, manufacturing has moved from the rich industrialised countries to the poor nations of Asia. How did this happen and does it matter? Guests: Professor Richard Sylla, Chairman of the Museum of American Finance and an economic historian at New York University Dr Bob Hancké, Reader in European Political Economy, London School of Economics Dr Andrew Walter, Reader in International Political Economy, London School of Economics Christopher Lloyd, Professor of Economic History in the School of Business, Economics and Public Policy, University of New England, Visiting Professor at the Nordwel Centre Helsinki University Ross Gittins, Economic columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rearvision/making-it3b-manufacturing-in-the-west/3865626
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November 07 2011


RN Rear Vision - 26 October 2011 - Stirring the Pot: the Tea Party Movement in US politics

The Tea Party Movement and its contradictions: the story of a street protest movement with elite origins, a maverick movement with loss on its mind, an outsider group with insider claims, a non-political organisation with clear party connections. Did the Tea Party Movement come into being in February 2009? Or perhaps in response to the civil rights movements of the 1960s, or in the 1840s, or maybe during the French Revolution . . . And what of its claims to a connection to the Revolutionary War? As the US moves towards its 2012 Presidential Elections, the Tea Party Movement remains an influential not-quite-third-party force. On Rear Vision today, we try to get a handle on its origins. Guests: Jenny Beth Martin, Cofounder and National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots Clare Corbould, Historian. Larkins Fellow, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University Corey Robin, Associate Professor of Politics, Brooklyn College, New York. Author of The Reactionary Mind. Geoffrey Dunn, Investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. Contributor to the Huffington Post. Author of, The Lies of Sarah Palin. Further Information: Corey Robin blog - (http://coreyrobin.com/) Geoffrey Dunn on the Huffington Post - (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-dunn) Tea Party Patriots - (http://www.teapartypatriots.org/) Publications: Title: The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin Author: Corey Robin Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2011 Title: The Lies of Sarah Palin: the untold story behind her relentless quest for power Author: Geoffrey Dunn Publisher: Scribe, 2011 Music: CD title: Music of the American Revolution: The birth of liberty Track title: Track 1: The Brickmaker's March Artist: American Fife Ensemble Composer: trad Publishing/Copyright: New World REcords, NY, 1976 CD title: Soundtrack to Liberty: The American Revolution, PBS TV Series Track title: 'Johny Has Gone for a Soldier' Artist: James Taylor & Mark O'Connor Publishing/Copyright: Sony Classics CD title: We'll Never Turn Back Track title: 'On My Way' Artist: Mavis Staples Publishing/Copyright: ANTI/ Shock Records, 2007 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/rearvision/stories/2011/3340112.htm

September 14 2011


RN Rear Vision - 14 September 2011 - Did defaulting rescue Argentina and could it work for Greece?

In 2001 Argentina announced it was going to restructure its international debt, thereby triggering the biggest default in history. Twelve months later Argentina was registering record economic growth. What lessons can countries like Greece, Spain and Ireland learn from the Argentine experience? http://www.abc.net.au/rn/rearvision/stories/2011/3309852.htm
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