Monday, 4 June 2018

Andrew Bolt's blog, 5/6/18; Lawbet is a product when shares in legal cases are offered for sale the clients always pay; The big Con: We the real poor of Australia are being mis represented and misunderstood says Gina; Fifield's attack on the ABC finds an audience reaction that would have him booted from office;


Fifield and the ABC: This attack is not the best form of defence

The attacks on the ABC by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield have irked readers.
Andrew Bolt does the same when he purports to attack the ABC in the name of "fair and objective media commentary. The ABC charter is to provide balanced news coverage and it does its panels are set up in the format of a debate whereas Sky News is set up in the format of promoting a side for the purpose of influence its audience isn't offered any choice.

The law seems in recent times to have found an alternate economic niche in the market. What would appear to be working class or left-wing law once ignored by legal business models? To be labelled a left-wing lawyer was to be seen as a legal aid advocate or poor. It seems that that's not so much any more since the financial structure behind legal cases has changed. It seems to have become an area of investment wagering on contingent cases in which the lawyers no longer put up the bulk of the money and clients forward pay by guaranteeing a substantial portion should they win. Investors do the rest. It Sounds like LAWBET to me where investors can take part for a share. Capitalism is surely an inventive system in taking workers surplus even when disguised as aid.
My daughter couldn't afford a lawyer when injured but she could come up with the premium on an insurance policy that guaranteed the legal fees. She was awarded an $85,000 settlement plus costs in the case and received $50,000 1) shouldn't she have been returned her $2000 and got the full $85,000? After all, she was awarded the costs or 2) was that the investor's profits? 3) The narrative was totally controlled the business model in which justice "seemed" to have been charged. (ODT)

Two multimillion-dollar wage theft group actions will be filed in the Federal Court on Monday on behalf of hundreds of Australian door-to-door and direct sales workers.
The young workers were allegedly paid well below the legal minimum wage for sales and charity fundraising for international direct marketing companies AIDA and Credico.

Gina Rinehart, chair of Hancock Prospecting.

 The big con: how neoliberals convinced us there wasn't enough to go around | Richard Denniss | Australia news | The Guardian

 Like Joe Hockey, Rinehart saw the problem of inequality as having more to do with the character of the poor than with the rules of the game: “If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time to work.

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