Xenophobia Must Be Challenged For An Effective Response To Climate Change Inclusive of Global Population Growth

Population growth is not the only taboo that needs addressing for humanity to overcome climate change; to do so effectively we first need to deal with Xenophobia and the inequality it creates I am as big a fan of Sir David Attenborough as anybody. In fact it is safe to say that his mesmerising narrationContinue reading “Xenophobia Must Be Challenged For An Effective Response To Climate Change Inclusive of Global Population Growth”

The Authenticity Piece For Leadership is Right in My Wheelhouse

I have been banging on about the lack of leadership in Australia for over a decade. In the lead up to the 2010 Federal Election I had a letter read on “60 Minutes” supporting Mark Latham’s urge to voters to donkey vote (or intentionally ensure that their vote was informal) because he articulated the reason,Continue reading “The Authenticity Piece For Leadership is Right in My Wheelhouse”

Investment Theme: Developing Asia ex-China

In my early 2019 posts on China I was relatively early in recognising this as a historical reframing of the democratic West’s engagement with the emerging autocratic power. As the talking heads on television – selling flows in share/stock purchases – implored investors to position for an expedient solution to the trade spat, I remainedContinue reading “Investment Theme: Developing Asia ex-China”

Views on Australian Economy (early 2019)

Earlier Comment: from “Early Signs of Negative Wealth Effect” at Rogermontgomery.com on 17 January 2019 It is basic common sense – when through regulation or general policy drift one sector of the economy is favoured over others, partly through co-option of the political and bureaucratic system, a smaller share of the pie must by definitionContinue reading “Views on Australian Economy (early 2019)”

The Issues With Investing in Chinese Companies

Earlier Comment: from “Early Signs of Negative Wealth Effect” at Rogermontgomery.com on 7 February 2019 [In an earlier comment on this thread] I inferred that I had used the weakness in stocks at the end of 2018 to buy into numerous Chinese stocks, and that I felt that the tough conditions ahead would benefit theseContinue reading “The Issues With Investing in Chinese Companies”

Signs of Trouble in Brisbane: Forerunner for the Nation?

Comment on RogerMontgomery.com on 3 November 2017 at Money News 31.10.2017: I was at a small suburban shopping centre 8 kms south of Brisbane CBD that has 5 or so restaurants, and 2 fish and chips takeaways as well as several chain takeaways, at 7.15 last Thursday picking up some takeout… Two cars in theContinue reading “Signs of Trouble in Brisbane: Forerunner for the Nation?”

Coming Soon: “Product Miles” like Food Miles

Comment on 13 April 2018 on RogerMontgomery.com at ABC Nightlife: The following is perhaps more a “weekend read”, but I think this really needs to begin to be dealt with… The more important issue around retailing in Australia, in my opinion, is the impact of the throw-away society on the environment, especially in relation toContinue reading “Coming Soon: “Product Miles” like Food Miles”