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Governments in Australia and elsewhere have longed for decentralisation, and pursued it relentlessly.  It never worked.  Could Covid madness be the answer?

Published in Politics
Friday, 20 November 2020 23:08

Profiting from Covid - The New Growth Industry

Welcome to the Covid economy.  Depleted incomes, smashed small businesses, bullshit jobs, a whole new platform for crony capitalism, deserted main streets.  What's not to love?

Published in The Freedoms Project

The Anglosphere faces a crisis of leadership.  The West is now ruled wall-to-wall by second rate ideologues and/or chancers, either determined to change the global order or powerless to prevent the revolution we now face.

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 05:11

The Big Lie That Will Save ScoMo's Skin

The governments, including Australia's, that have jettisoned freedom and the economy to save us all from a largely limp virus, are banking on getting away with one more big lie to get them off the electoral hook.  It is called a vaccine.

Published in Politics
Sunday, 01 November 2020 05:43

Convergent Opportunism

Conspiracy theorists are everywhere.  Sometimes, though, they are called acute observers, social scientists, historians, critical thinkers.  Governments and others may not have planned the Covid epidemic, but many with agendas are cashing in.  Call them convergent opportunists.

Published in The Freedoms Project

Americans face, as they always say, their most important election in a generation.  Assessing the merits of any president isn't always easy.  Assessing the merits of Donald Trump is a whole other thing.

Published in Politics

When protest buses attacking Daniel Andrews get forced off the road by police, and when politicians abuse private sector executives for doing their jobs, there is clearly something very wrong with our public services.  It all goes back to an unhealthy 1980s obsession with privatisation and "new public management".

Published in Politics
Friday, 23 October 2020 23:27

A Nothingburger that Changed the World

The madness of 2020 has changed our lives forever.  We owe it to ourselves to ask how, who and why?

Published in The Freedoms Project
Sunday, 18 October 2020 04:33

Circling the Wagons for Gladys

Many are coming to the defence of the NSW Premier following her outing as a consort of the corrupt.  Their arguments in her favour, all five of them, are without merit.

Published in Politics
Thursday, 15 October 2020 23:02

The Strange Case of the Shepparton Superspreader

Covid madness is alive and well and living in Victoria.

Published in Politics
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