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Australia number 90 on most miserable economies list

Postby Squire » 16 Feb 2018, 12:43

That puts Australi as 36th of the least miserable economies meaning 35 countries including UK and US are less miserable economies than Australia. Many third world countries were placed better than Australia.

Thailand was 126th on the list which makes it the least miserable country.

So why are Australians so miserable? Does the rank improve if closet poms are excluded?

https://www.focus-economics.com/blog/most-miserable-economies-2018-misery-index
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Re: Australia number 90 on most miserable economies list

Postby Vulcan » 16 Feb 2018, 14:40

Australians are miserable because their nation has become an 'over-priced' and expensive 'Boutique' nation Holiday resort for other nations.
If there is 'jobs' to be had, then they only exist to the detriment of the environment or the local scenery due to lack of planning.
I hate to say it - but if it was a case of the 'Working culture' (the Blues) - then Australia get's the 'Labourer' version while Africa gets the Engineer, Oceania (NZ) gets the Academic and Samerica gets the 'Clerk'.

Anyway, Australia is 'miserable' because it is an 'expensive' place to live where people don't have 'sex' because children cost money and gets you labelled as a Bogun or Houso. Yep - Australia hasn't really got a self-sufficient self-sustaining population growth of any substantial effort to take pride in. The only prolific breeders here are the imported Yellow Asians and Brown Middle-Easterners.

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Re: Australia number 90 on most miserable economies list

Postby Squire » 16 Feb 2018, 15:09

Vulcan wrote:Australians are miserable because their nation has become an 'over-priced' and expensive 'Boutique' nation Holiday resort for other nations.
If there is 'jobs' to be had, then they only exist to the detriment of the environment or the local scenery due to lack of planning.
I hate to say it - but if it was a case of the 'Working culture' (the Blues) - then Australia get's the 'Labourer' version while Africa gets the Engineer, Oceania (NZ) gets the Academic and Samerica gets the 'Clerk'.

Anyway, Australia is 'miserable' because it is an 'expensive' place to live where people don't have 'sex' because children cost money and gets you labelled as a Bogun or Houso. Yep - Australia hasn't really got a self-sufficient self-sustaining population growth of any substantial effort to take pride in. The only prolific breeders here are the imported Yellow Asians and Brown Middle-Easterners.

Tahiti looks nice.
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That's a good summary of the reasons for Australian misery. It's certainly true that Australia is becoming very expensive with costs rising faster than personal wealth except for the growth in housing equity.

However, you can' have your house and eat it too. Homeowners are becoming asset rich and cash poor as every service provider grows their market and increases their take of people's disposable income.

Meanwhile, new forms of housing have to be provided for those who can't afford to own homes as cost of present forms of housing is becoming unaffordable to future generations. The lean-to may come back into vogue.

In regard to population, I suspect that much of the cause for closet pom's lack of breeding is selfishness, brewer's droop and addiction to internet porn.
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Re: Australia number 90 on most miserable economies list

Postby pinkeye » 16 Feb 2018, 23:09

AYE and YEE all know who is responsible. Happened probably before some of you were born.

Once upon a time Australia stood proud and strong, with a real vision of the future, rather than the same old autocracy.

yep... the Hawke/Keating years. Gillard made some real progress for the people,... but those were the Golden years. Now the forgotten years.. (apologies to Midnight Oil)

Much of what YOU take for granted now, like MEDICARE, were created then. Keating stood up and apologised to the indigenous people of Australia way before whoever is currently being lauded for it.
It is important to look at facts, when it comes to judgement this is true. Not blind ideology as some might claim, but being there at the time.

Seems young people today have little understanding of or consideration for our Australian history.
It would be good if they did.
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Re: Australia number 90 on most miserable economies list

Postby Squire » 17 Feb 2018, 01:11

pinkeye wrote:AYE and YEE all know who is responsible. Happened probably before some of you were born.

Once upon a time Australia stood proud and strong, with a real vision of the future, rather than the same old autocracy.

yep... the Hawke/Keating years. Gillard made some real progress for the people,... but those were the Golden years. Now the forgotten years.. (apologies to Midnight Oil)

Much of what YOU take for granted now, like MEDICARE, were created then. Keating stood up and apologised to the indigenous people of Australia way before whoever is currently being lauded for it.
It is important to look at facts, when it comes to judgement this is true. Not blind ideology as some might claim, but being there at the time.

Seems young people today have little understanding of or consideration for our Australian history.
It would be good if they did.


The past seems less of a priority when they're worried about their future.

Global warming and the direction of the Australian economy of rising prices seems a more urgent priority than history.
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Re: Australia number 90 on most miserable economies list

Postby pinkeye » 17 Feb 2018, 02:13

The past does indeed seem irrelevant in the face of looming global disaster. But I think we ignore our past, especially our recent past, at our peril.

But doesn't that prove the old saying ? words to the effect of ' If you don't learn from history you are doomed to repeat it'.

See we KNOW in general what happened in the past, but the future is unknowable. It would be wise to learn from our mistakes.
But of course , we don't.
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Re: Australia number 90 on most miserable economies list

Postby HBS Guy » 17 Feb 2018, 02:38

I am rereading, sporadically, Vol 1 of Churchill’s “The Second World War” and it is the same, drift, avoiding acknowledging that Germany was rearming. We all know the problem, even the most vociferous deniers, we just need a government to take action and unify the nation in the cause of protecting our country from the ravages of AGW and rising sea levels. But, no we drift, we sign Paris declarations but do nothing to meet them.

So history does have lessons for the youth today.
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Re: Australia number 90 on most miserable economies list

Postby Vulcan » 17 Feb 2018, 08:59

Good points.
I would put Australia's international golden era with Malcolm Fraser and the Liberals and domestic golden age with Hawke and Labor.
Once Keating 'usurped' the PM position, everything sort of went down hill from there ...just like Keating's marriage.
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Yes, if Australia's 'public' wealth is based on assets, then this makes me think that Australia will follow the USA Economically (absolutely the dumbest thing to do, because the USA is 'economically' 4th World) and aim for 'cashless' society.

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Re: Australia number 90 on most miserable economies list

Postby HBS Guy » 17 Feb 2018, 09:02

Kirribilli is not near the Lodge. Did you mean to say you snuck into Kirribilli House?
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