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In the face of increasingly absurd debate about Hitler and socialism, liberals would be wise to read up on the finer details before history repeats itself.
If a big four bank is "too big to fail", then it is not a private entity – like, say, a restaurant is – but a social entity that happens to be in private hands.
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.
The secret history of much Australian progress was that Communism and Trotskyism are at its centre. With Zelda, the two sides of the hyphen "socialist-feminist" were equally weighted.
A new online generation of Australians are taking up the mantle of socialism, fueled by memes, podcasts, and a need for change.
Does it really need to be said that Western voters are turning their backs on the centre? Apparently, yes, it does.
Malcolm Turnbull has suggested Bill Shorten is only in politics because he wants to live a life of taxpayer-funded luxury in Kirribilli House.