Category Archives: Blog postings

Taking it to the streets: Occupy or be damned

Occupy Wall Street began some months ago as a movement to reclaim for the public the symbol of capitalism. In the wake of two economic collapses in three years, questions are being asked about the efficacy and sustainability of the … Continue reading

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Pssst, wanna buy a drug that’ll make you live forever?

When asked what surprises him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama replied: Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money, then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health, and then he is so anxious about the … Continue reading

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Doing the grandchildren proud: a cautionary tale of self-interest and brainwashing

On Wednesday this week the government’s Clean Energy Bills passed both houses of parliament and will become law. Australia finally has a market mechanism to deal with greenhouse emissions and joins the European Union and New Zealand as a developed … Continue reading

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Lack of judgement? Blame the staff.

Last week the opposition leader, Tony Abbott, again found himself in an uncomfortable situation regarding his surroundings. On a routine political visit to a factory he was photographed, wearing the de rigeur bright yellow vest and safety goggles, while being … Continue reading

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We don’t need another hero – or do we?

After a hiatus of some months, during which time I moved house – indeed, states – changed employment conditions and was disconnected from the internet for what seemed an eternity, but was, in fact, only a matter of weeks, it … Continue reading

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Osama’s death: a victory with no purpose

It’s probably not politically correct to admit this, but I’m distinctly underwhelmed by the killing of Osama bin Laden. There. I’ve said it. Oh, make no mistake, Osama was a particularly nasty piece of work. The mastermind behind the September … Continue reading

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Smokes and mirrors

If one were to assess the importance of issues facing Australian society simply by column inches and the shrillness of politicians’ voices, one might be forgiven for thinking that the biggest threats to our environment, economy and indeed, our very … Continue reading

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