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Why less is more for Tony Abbott — and all PMs

Why less is more for Tony Abbott — and all PMs

Tony Abbott's decision to ration his and his government's media exposure is unlikely to work, but it's a welcome attempt to break free from the frenetic media cycle and get on with governing.

What’s (also) wrong with the Left: Josh Bornstein on Helen Razer

What’s (also) wrong with the Left: Josh Bornstein on Helen Razer

Helen Razer would have all aspiring lefties undertake an education in Keynsian economics. But lawyer Josh Bornstein wonders, are modern-day Keynsians really leading the campaigns Razer would support?

Tanner, Assange, Slipper and Labor: think globally, hacks locally

Tanner, Assange, Slipper and Labor: think globally, hacks locally

Lindsay Tanner's critique of Labor has much to recommend it, but the week saw some interesting twists on one of his themes.

Rundle: why Tanner is wrong — and right

Rundle: why Tanner is wrong — and right

Lindsay Tanner's claim that the ALP stands for nothing is out. Labor's problem lies in what it does stand for.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Peter, Paul and nary a bad move

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Peter, Paul and nary a bad move

Thanks to Keating and Costello ... Gillard on the bland side ... The International Monetary Fund ... A closer look at deep space ...

The benefits of diversity, cultural and intellectual

The benefits of diversity, cultural and intellectual

With the Gillard government being consistently outgunned and just plain monstered in public debate, it has more cause than ever to regret the departure of former finance minister Lindsay Tanner.

Who killed economic reform? Maybe we all did

Who killed economic reform? Maybe we all did

There's plenty of blame to go around for the death of the economic reform project. But was popular resentment of its impacts the ultimate killer?

Lindsay Tanner on his rebellious rock ‘n’ roll years

Lindsay Tanner on his rebellious rock ‘n’ roll years

Former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner remembers the favourite music of his youth, calling the 60s and 70s "a period of intense cultural creativity broadly equivalent to the Renaissance."

Sideshow Alley: Rann’s presser, Nile on Wong’s baby & a non story

Sideshow Alley: Rann’s presser, Nile on Wong’s baby & a non story

With the inimitable Lindsay Tanner about to rule on the merits of Crikey's Slideshow Alley initiative, we thought it was time to bring out the big guns and shine a light on three instances of pollie and media egregiousness over the week that was.

Once again, taxpayers pick up the tab to advertise to themselves

Once again, taxpayers pick up the tab to advertise to themselves

Here we go again. The Gillard government now has to defend not only its carbon pricing plan, but also its apparent hypocrisy in spending some $25 million of taxpayers' money to promote it.