Are We Awake Yet?

“President Trump”.  Two words you never imaged you would hear together.  Well it’s happened.  And it’s happened for easily identifiable reasons.  That is if you weren’t asleep for the last 30 odd years.  Unfortunately the majority of people, including the so called “educated” left, have indeed been asleep at the wheel.  Well, the alarm is … More Are We Awake Yet?

The Economy Is A Ponzi Scheme. No, Really.

Have I got your attention?   Good.  Because this deserves your attention.  While we weren’t looking for the last few centuries, banks have created a system of extraordinary privilege to ensure their financial profits in perpetuity.  They have been granted special privileges that no other corporations in our economy have.  The ability to create money out … More The Economy Is A Ponzi Scheme. No, Really.

The ‘Jobs and Growth’ Election – One last tilt at neoliberalism?

The latest three world slogan from the Coalition party in Australia is – ‘Jobs and growth’.  As far as three world slogans go, it’s pretty inoffensive.  And despite Malcolm Turnbull’s silly claim that the Labor Party is “anti-growth” and wants to destroy jobs, I think most people can agree that all political parties aim to … More The ‘Jobs and Growth’ Election – One last tilt at neoliberalism?

A Quick Comment On The Paris Terrorist Attacks

Like all terrorist attacks that involve an Islamist element vs non-Islamist secular societies, we get a common call afterwards to focus on unity, not division.  It often comes in the form of “Don’t let them divide us”, or “We must remain unified in the face of this terrorist threat”. All great advice, that I support 100%.  The problem is, … More A Quick Comment On The Paris Terrorist Attacks

Neoliberalism is more than economics: It’s an approach to social organisation.

On my politics page on facebook I’ve touched on my broader “theory” of what exactly neoliberalism is.  In one post on the page is a brief summary of my views on the ideology.  But I thought it might be time to do a slightly expanded piece on the subject.  Why is this necessary?  Well, neoliberalism … More Neoliberalism is more than economics: It’s an approach to social organisation.

Some Politicians Appear To Have Morals. So Where Does It All Go So Horribly Wrong?

This is a great little video of Tanya Plibersek making a speech today reminding the government (who spent the day hacking into Bill Shorten over his recent public lie), and the media, that Tony Abbott and this government have been probably the most deceitful government we’ve ever had.  Well at least in modern times.  They … More Some Politicians Appear To Have Morals. So Where Does It All Go So Horribly Wrong?