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Norm failure

I have previously posted elsewhere about how similar the failures in indigenous policy and development (particularly foreign aid) policy have been. Remarkably similar, indeed. They also show some distinct similarities to the more unfortunate effects of welfare provision. (By ‘welfare provision’ I do not mean the aged pension or health or education services; I am talking […]

Don’t shoot the piano player, she’s doing her best

As I pointed out yesterday on this thread, I was not enamoured of the Greens getting anywhere near the levers of power on the grounds that they’d be likely to break the levers, followed by breaking the government. The climate change stushie on LE’s thread convinced me even more strongly that many environmentalists do not […]

The Dog Whistle

I am not going to link to anyone making ‘dog whistling’ claims this election campaign; there are too many of them. Instead, I am going to make a few requests. 1. Before using this phrase, please take some care to find out what it means. 2. When claiming that this or that politician is ‘dog […]