Weekly roundup Saturday 27 November
Weekly roundup of links to articles, reports, podcasts and other media on current political and economic issues in public policy.
Wages are rising more slowly than sea levels. State housing authorities to build apartment blocks in Double Bay, Toorak and Medindie. Other regions stuck in disadvantage. Poor broadband speeds see Australians reverting to telegrams. How to get real men into electric cars.
Why all politicians look the same. Are Morrison’s marketing skills waning? Australia never spied on Timor. Introducing the spivs laundering money for Lukashenko and Putin.
Pope Francis, Gramsci, Cicero, Shakespeare.
Introducing the gentlefolk demonstrating outside Victoria’s Parliament House. What vaccines and poker machines have in common.
Wouldn’t life be simpler for pollsters if we got rid of all those small parties and independents? Pollsters yet to discover the Senate.
Don’t forget the Schwartz 7am daily news podcast.
Electric cars simplified.
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