This week: how significant should significance be, lucky Aussie philosophers take on the world, Trump is only the start of corruption in the US, and getting to grips with white supremacist ideologies.
Crikey readers discuss the government scandal of the week and The Australian's tired war on solar panels.
In industry after industry in Australia, the same problems keep recurring. Our way of making policy is broken. Without addressing that, responses like the banking royal commission just treat the symptoms.
The NSW Liberals are scrambling to dissociate themselves from a toxic, shambolic clutch of climate denialists in Canberra.
Scott Morrison's joke of federal anti-corruption body simply confirms everything voters hate about politics in Australia.
The government's "Commonwealth Integrity Commission" is a lame joke that will be unable to hold public hearings or even take complaints from the public.
A federal ICAC is urgently needed to address the electorate's growing belief that Australian democracy does not work for them. If Scott Morrison thinks that's a "fringe issue", he is deeply out of touch.
Taib Mahmud, one of Malaysia’s wealthiest individuals, has been accused of kleptocracy and money-laundering for three decades. Critics can’t help but wonder, why have investigations halted?
Crikey examines Malaysia's multibillion dollar 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal, which may well be remembered as the textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age.