John Richardson's blog
For years, economists have posited that prosperity requires growth, with environmental damage as the regrettable but unavoidable consequence. A growing number of critics are now challenging this equation, though, calling for a radical revamping of the economic system.
The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: there's no price the big banks can't fix.
From the Sydney Gazette,
Saturday April 27, 1850.
Late last month, a woman stood alone on the forecourt of Canberra's Parliament House, inhaling gulps of cigarette smoke. ''All very nice,'' she said. ''Too late. Tomorrow it'll be wrapping chips.''
She was, in her knowing bitterness, more prescient than she could have guessed.
Truth in politics can take quite some time to emerge. And sometimes it takes a little help from WikiLeaks. On February 27, 1976, opposition leader Gough Whitlam sat down in his Parliament House office with the United States ambassador to Australia, James Hargrove.
Bring it in tight, Tom Waterhouse. Yes, yes, yes, it is me again, and no, I don't have particularly hard feelings because you're suing me for defamation at the moment. Nothing personal, what?
Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions. Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States.
I just can’t help feeling discriminated against by BHP Billiton. It’s not just that I like to eat three-day-old goat korma for lunch at my desk. It's not even my proclivity for satin loafers in deep hues of magenta. No, what’s really got me considering a human rights test case is the miner’s pre-employment medical assessment questionnaire.
MPs risk accusations of laziness and poor value for money because the number of hours they work in Westminster appear to be shrinking, according to the senior MP responsible for scrutinising public spending.