I Fact Checked an Astonishing Claim About Wealth Inequality. It Was True!

Numbed as many are to the endless statistics about wealth inequality which circulate on progressive social media, the claim in the tweet pictured above still shocked me. I decided to check if it was true before sharing. It was. US$5000 a day times the 192481 days is $962,405,000 ($962M) which is $37,595,000 ($37M) short of a full billion. According to …

Australia’s Rental Crisis Worsens

An annual report from an Australian Charity focussed on housing affordability is making alarming claims about housing insecurty in Australia, especially for those dependent on welfare. The Anglicare Rental Affordability Snapshot is taken annually, using real estate listings from a single weekend to give a picture of what the housing market looks like to the most vulnerable in society, including …

Aussie Media Lukewarm on Minimum Wage Increase, Which Public Strongly Supports.

Last week Bill Shorten, the leader of the Australian Labor Party (which is currently in opposition) signalled the party’s intent to significantly raise the minimum wage. The media’s reaction was overall neutral, with a preliminary but systematic review finding as many negatively as positively slanted articles about the announcement. This stands in contrast to public opinion, which is overwhelmingly in …