Australia is about to have another referendum on whether it should secede from the Commonwealth and become a Republic, nearly 20 years after the last time we voted on this. Last time we voted ‘no’. Mostly, I think, because nobody wanted to fix something that wasn’t broken.
On the purpose of neoliberal welfare
Recently, this comic was published by a major Australian newspaper. So why is it so important to so many people that this isn't "intentionally" racist?
A short essay on the nature of large power structures.
I’ve been fairly harsh on the UK and the US because I like focusing on what neoliberal economics does to a country. The UK under Thatcher and the US under Reagan have brought about wonderful case studies in the harsh results of late-stage-capitalism, if you know where to look and you’re wearing the right pair … Continue reading Everything You Didn’t Care to Know about Australian Politics
It was the last days of the Iberian campaign of the Napoleonic wars, the Duke of Wellington’s finest hours. Gun smoke from hundreds of rifles hung thick in the air just north of the Tarbes river; Losses on French soil, now, not Spanish. One of the last battles of the campaign, the battle of Toulouse, … Continue reading Why Do Empires Lose Wars?
The first of a three part series looking into what is and isn't legal, or at least enforcable, in world finance. With podcasting.
The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative. ~ Goebbels
In 1969, a young black man was assassinated by the FBI for the crime of providing breakfast to poor inner-city children. This is that story.
A look into why discrimination against black people and poor people blur together at the seams, and just how badly being low-income affects development.