Tag: capitalism

Liberal Tax Dilemma a Sign of the Times

13 Mar 2016

As Malcolm Turnbull faces the reality of an unpredictable public and an imminent election, he is not finding life all that easy.. Being popular without actual policy had only a short term prospect, and most actual policies that are briefly floated turn out to be fraught one way or another. The most exciting of times are hardly straight-forward.

Thatcher’s ‘Miracles’ Live On

With the death of Margaret Thatcher we might reflect that we certainly need political leadership in a new key after the debacles unleashed by the leaders of the 1980s.

Shifting Ground by Alison Caddick

Julia Gillard has announced the date of the next election. As she dons spectacles for the first time in public, perhaps hoping for the well-known ‘halo effect’ of glasses suggesting intelligence, here perhaps rationality, the message is all about purpose, planning and technical competence. What we’re getting is a PM and a party serious about […]

Reflection on a Time

by Alison Caddick

Challenging the Mining Elites

The implications for the capitalist economy and Australia’s mining in the face of Climate Change by Conal Thwaite

Afghanistan: Gift or Grand Conceit?

It is beyond most Westerners to understand today how offers of democracy are really much more than this: there is a widespread incapacity to grasp the social assumptions embedded in our 'gifts' writes John Hinkson

Two Worlds

John Hinkson discusses the implications of two worlds developing on the cultural stage

Food Riots: System Breakdown

John Hinkson on food shortages, population growth, climate change, and why neo-liberalism as an untenable social order

Climate Change is Not the Basic Issue

GEOFF SHARP argues that the technoscience–capitalism convergence has supercharged climate change. We need a movement to tackle that.

Just Keep Walking

Shame has become passé, a victim of a culture that views it as an impediment to achieving one's own ends. But at what cost to how we treat others, asks Mark Furlong

The Question of Cuba

Guy Rundle

Black Pluto’s Door

Tom Nairn: The beginnings of a new and undisguised american unilateralism has led many to suggest global forms of justice. But peace may only be achieved by overcoming the impasse of nationalisms in the region