Even our most trusted institutions seem to be more intent on selling narratives to us rather than providing to the public that they serve their honest and best opinions.
Unfortunately high-calibre, robust insights into the economy and investing - totally free from commercial conflict - is the reserve of the wealthy. Economists, who as a profession often times seem at a loss to explain what is actually occurring around them in any case, charge exorbitant fees for access to their research.
Dr Brett Edgerton, of MacroEdgo.com, and formerly of homes4aussies fame (or infamy, depending on your personal views of the housing bubble) has played a role in educating Australians on financial issues since he began blogging in 2007 around the time that he "shirt-fronted" in a public forum newly installed Prime Minister Rudd by challenging him to ensure that Australia is not confined to a future of "haves" and "have nots" based around who was fortunate enough to purchase property before or early in the inflating of the Australian housing bubble.
On MacroEdgo.com Brett is expanding on his views around financial planning, investing and living in a world on the cusp of change the likes that people have not been experienced in perhaps two centuries, since the industrial revolution.
Also included on MacroEdgo.com is a compilation of materials submitted to Government inquiries into housing affordability, the financial services industry and taxation conducted over the last decade. As well as providing a catalogue of Brett's public contribution on these issues, it serves as a treasure-trove of facts and opinion on these issues of critical importance to us all.
"The truth is, like I have always done, I am going to continue my work regardless of whether I receive financial reward for it because I love what I am doing and I am driven to contribute to this wonderful country of ours and to humanity in general. However, for those who recognise the contribution that I have made and continue to make, as well as any value that I may have added to their life by way of financial and/or emotional security, then I will very gratefully receive your encouragement and financial contribution for my efforts."
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