July 2nd 2005

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COVER STORY: Unanswered questions about the Chinese defectors

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Senator Brian Harradine retires

EDITORIAL: How best to help our children

TRADE: 'Benign neglect' no answer to debt crisis

RURAL POLICY: Water trade to shift water from farms to cities

QUARANTINE: Government appeals against court ruling

TASMANIA: Potato-farmers' outrage at fast-food giant

ABORTION: Feminist luddites of the abortion lobby

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Christianity under threat in Sri Lanka

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: East Timor in grip of major famine

ENERGY: China exchanges nuclear technology for Iranian oil

STRAWS IN THE WIND: The improvident society / A pub with no beer / Beazley's tax strategy / To Hell and back

Europe's malaise (letter)

Colin Teese on Europe (letter)

Strategy to prevent bushfires (letter)

Big Brother: sewage on TV (letter)

Child support reforms (letter)

BOOKS: GAY MARRIAGE: Why it is good for gays, good for straights, and good for America

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Europe's malaise (letter)

by R.B. Dewar

News Weekly, July 2, 2005

Max Teichmann, in "Straws in the Wind (News Weekly, April 23), points out that Germany, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands are all experiencing serious economic problems. America and Japan could also be added to this list.

In other words, the most innovative and productive economies the world has ever known are in serious trouble.

Obviously, all these governments are employing the most highly qualified economic advisers that money can buy, but as Teichmann frankly admits, there are no answers in sight, and governments will fall.

The question must surely be asked: how much more suffering, how many depressions and wars must the world endure before those in positions of power come to realise that orthodox economists have no answers? When will we be able to get them to realise that if orthodox economists have no answers, then they have to be prepared to open their minds up and look elsewhere?

The short answer is: when the media starts telling them ... But that is apparently a long way off.

R.B. Dewar,
Samson, WA

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