Tony Abbott implied this week that private schools should get the same level of state funding as public schools. Does that really make sense?
In this edition of Balls Radio I talk to Chris Bonnor, co-author of the book "The Stupid Country – How Australia is Dismantling Public Education", about how our attitude is shifting towards equity in our schooling. I’ve added some interesting statistics that might shift the way you look at our education system.
Tony Abbott also said this week that, if the coalition is returned to government, they will return to the prosperity of the Howard era. As Steve Keen, professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney, says, this means returning to a period of untold growth in private debt – the debt that led to the global financial crisis that is still playing out today. Could his approach just be adding to the debt bubble?
Technology commentator Stilgherrian reckons there’s another bubble about to burst in the technology sector. Peter Thiel bailing out of Facebook is an example of how people in the know seem to be directing their money elsewhere. Stil sticks his neck out and predicts that we’re on the verge of another dot com bust.
David Campbell looks at the remake of Total Recall. It’s a film about how people have holiday memories implanted in their brain, which explains why my last break was a two week nudist holiday with Cameron Diaz.