Guy Rundle  — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Guy Rundle is correspondent-at-large for Crikey. He's a former editor of Arena Magazine and contributes to a variety of publications in Australia and the United Kingdom.


ANZ are right at home making millennials feel like it’s their fault

May 16, 2018 6

A recent ANZ ad geared at millennials buying their first home really puts the down in down payment.

Rundle: hovering between reality and a dream in the local café

May 15, 2018 12

Too much screen time isn't going to turn humans into vacant automatons. But it is possible to get things wrong within cultures, and to do so for decades at a time.

The big end of town v a ragtag bunch of indies in Melbourne mayoral race

May 11, 2018 1

Forget about the issues like the Queen Victoria Market and the Apple store. The mayoral byelection to replace Robert Doyle seems to about be the full cast of characters seeking the gig.

The crisis in the Marxist tradition

May 10, 2018 12

The greatest challenge to Marxist thinking was from the Austrian tradition.

How useful is it to be banging on about Karl Marx in the 21st century?

May 9, 2018 50

The world seems to be throwing him a hell of a 200th birthday celebration, but what's really behind the fervour of these think pieces?

Melbourne mayoral debate spending under the spotlight

May 7, 2018 4

How much did Sally Capp, current executive at the Property Council, spend on her campaign?

How Tim Soutphommasane took the fight to the right

May 3, 2018 14

There needs to be, in every cause, people who fight for nothing other than that cause, and Tim Soutphommasane has been that, despite his ideological flaws.

Tassie Liberals left teetering after floor-crossing Speaker’s coup

May 2, 2018 11

A stealthy move by Tasmanian Liberal MP Sue Hickey to steal the Speaker's chair has seen her colleagues in the Hodgman government left with a fragile balance. But could it just be the past catching up with them?

When applying whitewash to Captain Cook, hold your brush at an obtuse angle

May 1, 2018 18

A recent piece by Nick Cater in The Australian responds to a defence of graffiti on a Captain Cook statue in Sydney.

Korean cacophony makes clear-thinking on Trump impossible

April 30, 2018 5

In the absence of hard information, ludicrous, simplistic arguments, pro- and anti-Trump, are being projected onto the event by all sides.

Rundle: next stop, socialising Google and Facebook

April 26, 2018 6

As the banking Royal Commission makes clear, the need for social ownership and public control of financial institutions is more important than ever. And it doesn't stop there.

Breaking up the banks is a terrible solution

April 24, 2018 15

"Breaking up the banks" takes us backward; it uses the powers of the state to try and create a Jurassic Park of big beasts, freezing capitalist development at a certain stage, which is taken to be the natural order.

Guy Rundle reads the Oz so you don’t have to

April 23, 2018 11

It's dirty work, but someone's gotta do it.

Why the Melbourne International Comedy Festival isn’t as funny as it used to be

April 20, 2018 11

What may really be flattening out the mood at the festival is the "acknowledgement of country", which is played at the start of each show.

Rundle: the finance sector must be socialised

April 19, 2018 13

The finance sector is a social resource. In a modern society it is an essential utility, as much as the water or power system is.

Rundle: Israel Folau’s homophobic comments are a flashpoint for players and power

April 18, 2018 24

Folau's fundamentalist comments reveal some of the contradictions that are tearing apart competitive team sport around the world.

Ozwatch: filling the pages with empty extremes

April 17, 2018 9

The Australian serves up contentless optimism versus contentless pessimism. Beats sober analysis I guess.

There’s fat chance the US, France and UK actually want Assad gone

April 17, 2018 9

Is there any likelihood that the Atlantic alliance really wants Assad removed? It seems unlikely, considering they wouldn't know how to replace him.

The truth about the ‘Labor mole’ hiding within the Greens

April 13, 2018 11

The inclusion of certain names on the formal complaint against Alex Bhathal gets more curious by the day.

Syria would test any president. It is far, far beyond the abilities of Trump.

April 12, 2018 28

As Trump contends with forever-mounting pressure at home, his already feeble hold on the Middle East continues to slacken.