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FTC cracks down on tech support scam run from India

It is in danger of replacing “the cheque is in the post” as one of the great lies of our time. “Your call is important to us. All of our operators are busy, please stay on the line. We will answer you shortly.”

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Why Australians deserve a universal minimum income

For those of you who want to see more application of the Austrian theories and propositions, here Peter Boettke and Steve Horwitz trace the path of the Great Recession of 2008 from its origins in the housing market bubble to the policies offered to cure the aftermath. Download it here to read their analysis and insights:

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John Arden, 1930-2012, England. Key works: Live Like Pigs (1958); Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1959); This Happy Haven (1960, with Margaretta D'Arcy); The Workhouse Donkey (1963); Armstrong's Last Goodnight (1964); The Island of the Mighty (1972).