Weekly roundup Saturday 13 November

AWM poppies

Australian War Memorial 2018

Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.

Climate change

Australia given a “resubmit” mark at Glasgow. By 2050 there will be electric cars on offer.

Other economics

Morrison explains the virtues of crony capitalism. Business lobbies challenged by the Australian economy’s transition from feudalism to capitalism.


Did Shakespeare have Australia in mind when he wrote Richard III? The “authentic” Morrison. In America the Democrats lick their wounds.

Pandemic politics

We’d all be safe if only children didn’t socialize. Why some business lobbies believe that the purpose of health care is to support corporate profits.

Polls and surveys

Albanese on track to overtake Morrison as preferred PM – by 2050. What Australians think of Morrison’s performance in Rome and Glasgow (spoiler – he made a poor impression).

Webinars and long podcasts

Centre for Policy Development on COP26 outcomes. Szeps’ uncomfortable conversation asks if all men are toxic.

Another bloody "royal" commission

If you have feasted yourself on this selection, Australian websites with regular comment and analysis on economic and political developments include The Conversation, The Grattan Institute, Inside Story, The Lowy Institute, Michael West Media, Open Forum, Pearls and Irritations.

If you have comments, corrections, or links to other relevant sources, I’d like to hear from you. Please send them to Ian McAuley — ian, at the domain name ianmcauley.com