Tag Archives: Greens

The Victorian election result

Or: Why Distance Doesn’t Make the Heart Grow Fonder In my home State of Victoria, we have just voted for a new government. The incumbent Labor premier, John Brumby, conceded defeat the other afternoon. Many eastern outer suburban electorates which had previously voted Labor in the last few elections swung massively to the Liberals. To […]

‘Who is in charge of bread supply in London?’

Sometime before 1989, a Soviet official asked economist Paul Seabright who was in charge of London’s bread supply. Seabright gave him an answer that is comical but also true: ‘nobody’. The bread we eat turns up on our tables thanks to an incredible team effort (bakers, machinists, electricity suppliers, distributors etc etc). And even more […]

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 […]

Hamilton and Higgins

Now, I don’t usually get involved in the nitty-gritty of politics. I don’t know how far my my general sympathies are obvious to readers because I have unorthodox views which mean I don’t fit well into any party camp. Let’s just say it’s very unlikely you’ll ever see me campaigning for the Liberal Party. But […]