Summary: The Acuity podcast will explore and expand on relevant and important issues that affect listeners in business, economics and finance. Each episode, our host Mike Lynch and guest hosts will speak to experts, journalists, professionals and business leaders about trending topics and provide a fresh perspective that is informative and entertaining.
Show Notes: Episode 1 - Fake News. BEPS. & the TPP February 1st, 2017 In the first episode of Acuity podcast, host Mike Lynch is joined by Acuity publisher Andy McLean and they speak with President of industry analyst firm Intellyx, Jason Bloomberg about the surge of fake news and their flow-on effect in social media, politics and business. The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) president Rachel Grimes FCA drops in to talk to us about the ethics of base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), and we catch up with Dr Patricia Ranald, professor of political economy at the University of Sydney and coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, to discuss the potential demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). More information Host: Mike Lynch Co-host: Andy McLean (twitter.com/1andymclean) Guests: Jason Bloomberg Rachel Grimes FCA Dr Patricia Ranald Articles http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/complaints-about-australia-post-fake-parcel-delivery-scam-triple-in-one-year-20161212-gt8zbo.html http://www.afr.com/technology/social-media/asic-seeks-ai-solution-as-share-markets-rattled-by-facebook-fake-news-fears-20161209-gt7jl0 http://www.afr.com/technology/social-media/the-fake-web-why-were-so-apt-to-believe-fake-news-apps-and-reviews-20161202-gt35n5 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-09/corporate-taxes-not-paid-by-more-than-one-third-of-companies/8106480 http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/tax/80117-big-businesses-paying-no-corporate-tax-named-shamed/ https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/17/headlines/trans_pacific_partnership_trade_deal_is_dead http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-09/tpp:-trade-pact-dead,-buried,-cremated-amid-trump-presidency/8010736