June 20, 2018
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: more exciting things to blame millennials for, China gets in on the fake news boom, and the United States of Dystopia.
June 20, 2018 4
For young Australians, our economy has been becoming more unequal in recent years -- and that's likely to accelerate.
June 20, 2018 8
David Murray's self-interested warnings to the banking royal commission not to go too far would leave Australians at the mercy of a badly warped financial planning industry.
June 20, 2018 6
Labor has again defied political common sense and invited a scare campaign on income tax cuts. Will its luck run out, or will Malcolm Turnbull stuff it up again?
June 19, 2018 68
What truths cannot be uttered on the left? Just as there are things that can never be admitted on the right, so too are there unmentionable things on the other side.
June 19, 2018 18
The process of senators bouncing around micro-parties is the result of unstable entities tapping into the energy of populist discontent — and breaking up as a result, in an endless process.
June 18, 2018 22
Privatising the ABC would be relatively straightforward, and there are different options for doing it if the government really wants to get going immediately.
June 18, 2018 20
For all his power, there are certain truths Malcolm Turnbull can't admit for fear of infuriating the right.
June 15, 2018 4
Despite the many epidemics we're said to be in the grip of, we continue to be healthier and live longer. But there are some concerning signs around suicide.
June 15, 2018 14
The peak of the jobs boom is behind us. If wages haven't started growing strongly by now, they're hardly likely to do so in coming months.
June 15, 2018 6
In unsurprising news, money from Trump's corporate tax cuts are not just going into the coffers of affected companies, but directly into the pockets of the CEOs who run them. Do we really think Australia will be any different?
June 14, 2018 18
A confluence of factors has meant that the past four years have seen the development of a police state in Australia aimed at punishing dissent. But ultimate responsibility lies with voters.
June 14, 2018 34
"Don't mention industrial relations" appears to be the mantra for policymakers as they try to explain why wage stagnation is weighing down the economy so heavily.
June 13, 2018
Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the real meaning of denuclearisation, your brain’s refresh rate, and some love for the humble CD.
June 13, 2018 10
For neoliberals, every problem can be fixed by cutting wages and conditions and reducing the size of government. Even low wages growth.
June 13, 2018 37
Australia's transition to an anti-dissent police state reflects a bureaucratic system intent of extending itself, and politicians who have an interest in allowing it to.
June 12, 2018 3
The closure of Dover Financial illustrates that only tough regulatory decisions lie ahead for financial planning.
June 12, 2018 34
The government is taking Australia down the road to a police state where criticism or embarrassment of the government is punished. This is how.
June 8, 2018 35
When voters want politicians to focus on real-world issues, the government getting hooked on far-right obsessions is a poor look.
June 8, 2018 18
The foreign interference laws are a cover for a dramatic expansion in secrecy laws — one that has only partly been thwarted.