Tag Archives: neoliberalism

How to get out of this mess

Originally published in Overland Journal, 2nd June 2016. In his new collection of essays How Did We Get Into This Mess?, George Monbiot outlines the key cause of the major economic, social and environmental issues facing our world: neoliberalism. Monbiot observes that ‘ideas, not armies or even banks, run the world. Ideas determine whether human […]

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Nuclear power: there is no magical technological solution to climate change

Originally published in SBS News, 4 December 2014 Climate change requires more than just a technological response and ideological arguments from right and left. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has put nuclear power back on the political agenda. Championing the benefits of the energy source Bishop last week argued:  “It’s an obvious conclusion that if you […]

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Review: Beyond Denial

A little while ago I posted a piece called Are we wasting our time on denialism. My basic thesis was that most of the energy fighting climate change denialism was wasted energy – energy we could be putting into fighting the fight for good climate policy. Finally getting around to reading the latest copy of The Overland […]

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Real class warfare

Class warfare seems to be the argument of choice against the ALP at the moment. According to their critics, the Gillard Government is engaging in a war against the rich, one that pits citizen against citizen and creates a sentiment of resentment. As the Government announced changes to superannuation a few weeks ago for example, […]