Remembering David Hale, a great economist (1951-2015)

The American global economist David Hale is perhaps best known in Australia for causing its dollar to suddenly drop by a few cents in 2000, following some critical comments he made about the local economy….

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Article in Salon Magazine

During the nineteenth century in America, a “geek” was a carnival performer or wild man who would bite the head off a live chicken or snake—and swallow it. His job was to warm up the…

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The Diminishing Returns of the Information Age

This article by Mark Roeder appeared in What’s Next, a Yale University Press publication (2011) by David and Lyric Hale.  At the dawn of the internet age in the mid-nineties, many pundits predicted that the…

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Henry and Hoki: last word in love

Interview with Hoki Tokuda. The Australian newspaper Entertainer Hoki Tokuda, the last wife of author Henry Miller, is alive and well and managing the exclusive Tropic of cancer nightclub in Tokyo. Mark Roeder tracked her…

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The sound of the clapper board had been silent for too long in Australia

Interview with Phillip Adams by Mark Roeder “Do you have anything that’s not 5,000 years old I could rest my coffee cup on?” I asked, furtively searching for a coaster before the interview began. “Use…

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Obsessions with Black & White

An interview with Max Dupain, Photographer by Mark Roeder for Graphics Magazine It’s difficult for the generations brought up in the Internet age, with its kaleidoscopic landscape of colours and digital imagery, to appreciate the…

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