Wednesday 25th of May 2016

John Richardson's blog

the dead cat strategy ...

the dead cat strategy ...

It’s called the dead cat strategy.  Here, according to Sam Delaney in the Guardian, is how Boris Johnson describes it:

fractured fairy tales ...

fractured fairy tales ...

in defence of Duncan ...

the trick in trickle-down economics ...

a matter of balance ....

a matter of balance ...

game of thrones ...

game of thrones ...

Scomo’s ‘voodoo economics’ …

Scomo’s ‘voodoo economics’ …

Following a sponsored visit by Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer, Malcolm Turnbull’s budget is based on the fallacy of his trickle-down economics.

The story goes that in 1974, at the Two Continents restaurant of the Hotel Washington, a conservative economist named Arthur Laffer met with two rising stars in the Republican Party, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

selfishness run amok …

selfishness run amok …

Australia is a sick country, primarily because it has become such a selfish and self-centred country. A sense of entitlement pervades, indeed is encouraged and fostered within the ruling class and politicians. For sure it's all about us, that is, the white Anglo Christians who comprise the bulk of the Australian ruling class.

same old smoke & mirrors ...

same old smoke & mirrors 1

from John Passant …

This is a Budget of smokers and mirrors.

 

a class thing ...

a class thing ...

Waleed nails why Labor is fighting for housing affordability.

operation iraqi freedom ...

messages of freedom ...

When Vice President Joseph Biden travelled to Iraq a few days ago, he did it, as always, under a shroud of secrecy. The mainstream press was asked in advance to keep the trip secret and dutifully complied. Biden declined to spend the night in Iraq, staying only 10 hours before whisking away to Italy, where presumably he slept safe and sound.

thank god for sophie ...

thank god for sophie ...

I have never held the former member for Indi in any high regard. Her political persona as an MP revealed few personal attributes beyond untethered ambition and a complete disregard for decency.

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