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Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 20:07 Source

Government of the people, by the people, for the people – seems like a good basic principle for “democracy”.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 17:37
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Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 14:49 Source

Second rate bums have a habit of aping something bigger than themselves. A sly belief people are too stupid to see they’re a $10 Thai Rolex trading as the real thing. So it’s no surprise...

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Left Focus Friday, November 11, 2016 - 18:09 Source

above: An Exhausted Hillary Clinton after the Shock Donald Trump Presidential Victory 'Political Correctness' is a common bogey deployed by the Right in order to wedge the Left ; But here 'Anti-Political-Correctness' is the much bigger problem when viewed in perspective ; As effectively argued by former Keatin

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Left Focus Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 18:10 Source

above:  The Economic Policy Contest between Clinton and Trump is more interesting than a first glance may suggestDr Tristan EwinsThis week I begin my blog post with a correction.  In an earlier article I described Donald Trump as ‘a neo-liberal’.  Based on corporate welfare policies – such as cutting corporate tax by

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Rational Radical Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 13:38 Source

With the world currently in the process of tearing itself apart piece by piece as the failed Western neoliberal project succumbs to the internal contradictions and terminal imbalances of unfettered globalisation, finance capitalism, and residual and covert imperialism, you’d be … Read more

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 03:53 Source

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 19:06
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Left Focus Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 09:37 Source

above:  The Herald-Sun commonly questions the right to protest , but doesn't question its own assumptions re: the availability of work , or the right to refuse exploitative employmentThe following are a series of progressive letters sent to 'The Age'

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Rational Radical Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 13:19 Source

“Bernard Salt is a futurist who uses demographic and social change to interpret how society and business might evolve.”

I’ll just leave that there for a moment.

Another day, another self-righteous Baby Boomer castigates themselves in the court of public … Read more

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The Failed Estate Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 09:29 Source

  Bullshit. It’s so pervasive right now in our politics and media that we are losing respect for the truth. Disturbed by this barrage of bluff, a Princeton professor of philosophy Harry Frankfurt wrote a book about the phenomenon. In ‘On Bullshit’, Frankfurt makes a neat distinction between lies (the […]

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Left Focus Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 09:17 Source

above:  Tony Blair urges Bill Shorten to 'return to the centre'By Tristan EwinsThe ‘Weekend Australian’ (8/10/16) quotes former Labour British PM, Tony Blair as urging Bill Shorten to tack “back to the centre”.

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The Failed Estate Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 12:56 Source

Quality journalism is expensive for media companies. But the cost to society of the absence of quality journalism is infinitely greater. No more is this loss more evident than in the slow eradication from the media of specialist reporters. Usually the oldest (and most expensive) members of the newsroom, the […]

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 01:06 Source

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Left Focus Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 18:36 Source

 Dr Tristan EwinsThis week’s US Presidential Debate was interesting in a number of ways.  The economic debate in particular was of concern to this observer.  In summary, it was framed with the opposition of Trump’s traditional neo-liberal emphasis on ‘trickle down’ Reaganomics, deregulation, and sweeping corporate tax cuts.  By contras

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 18:55 Source

Excellent, clear, concise, pro-democracy video critique of elections by David Van Reybrouck. Makes the strong case for random selection of politicians and explains why we don’t have it today.

Equality by lot

A surprisingly militant video from David Van Reybrouck.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 15:34 Source

Helen Razer is a well-known writer and newspaper columnist.

Like so many of us she has Muslim friends, mostly women, who were targeted and harassed by hateful bigots. So she wrote a response.

We loved her powerful response to the tide of Islamophobia that is both encouraged by and threatens to overwhelm social media.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:53 Source

It’s tough to find old people online. They’re usually too busy writing a four page reply to an automated email they received from Telstra. And let’s be realistic, while the rest of...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 02:10 Source

Yoram Gat and Patrick Chalmers chew over the UK’s Brexit vote – the June 23 decision by a majority of British voters to leave the European Union.

Patrick argues that the referendum campaign, the vote itself and its messy aftermath show the many layers of Britain’s dysfunctional political system, made clearer than ever.

The case for radical political reform could hardly be stronger.

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Monday, September 12, 2016 - 19:00 Source

We all know how very, very good, probably the best, that The Donald is at business.  However, it is hard to reconcile this very amazing businessman with the failure of Trump University. How could an...

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Monday, September 5, 2016 - 14:28 Source

You may have noticed there has and hasn’t been much activity at this site recently. No posts, yet a facelift. Please note the red. This is an important change in direction as I have been laying...

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Left Focus Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 09:18 Source

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