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Detailed and thoughtful overview and analysis of economic issues and falsities facing the world today.
Economic insight into life in Australia, Asia and the world.
Analysis of things past tells us that the best is yet to come. Diet and health
theories seem to change all the time, and can be confusing – but so do our everchanging economy, politics and lifestyles. What can, or should, we believe? At a time when we need intelligent and effective leadership of the nation, we are not
getting it. Not many other countries are either. We are not alone: Popularism, fake
news, alternative facts, straight-out lies and gross exaggerations abound across the
globe. Who bothers to get to the truth in the media when scuttlebutt, rumours
and sensationalism are more interesting than the reality?
Phil Ruthven undoes a range of falsities in his Fast- Changing World: Divorces
have been going down, not up, for decades; Marriages are lasting a little longer,
not shortening; We are creating far more jobs than we are losing every year; Robots won’t lead to massive unemployment; Our standard of living isn’t standing
still: It has gone up nearly three times (300%) over the past half-century, and
many more. In debunking these common myths, Phil demonstrates how life isn’t
as bad as it may seem.
About the Author: Phil Ruthven is the founder and director of IBISWorld an international
corporation providing online business information, forecasting and strategic services.
IBISWorld now operates in Australia, the United States (NY and LA), Canada, China, United Kingdom and Indonesia. In 2014, Phil became a Member of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his signifi cant service to business and commerce, and to the community.
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