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Interrogating the unemployment figures

Do you really buy the current unemployment rates? I have long had doubts which began way back in Malcolm Fraser’s day when I had a friend working in the Australian Bureau of Statistics… I have raised the matter in several posts before:

There is a long rambling page on Henry Thornton’s site: What’s wrong with Australia’s monthly unemployment figures?

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Another Groundhog Day moment

Listening to much that passes for bright ideas in education today — our Prime Minister in the Election Debate being but the most recent example — one could be forgiven for thinking that we are in a time warp. Here is a 1940s view:

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Posted by on October 24, 2007 in curriculum, nostalgia, teaching