Weekly roundup Saturday 29 October


… of droughts and flooding rain

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

The budget and all that stuff

Labor’s radical idea: the budget is all about economic management, not just neat book-keeping, but surely we need to pay more tax to fund it. The Coalition’s budget response – muddled about energy. Understanding inflation: sorry, it’s really quite complicated. The scary inflation report that came out the day after the budget.

Other public policy

How two state governments undermined Australia’s capacity to speak on human rights. An outbreak of economic good sense in electricity supply. How money is being milked, legally, from Medicare and other public services: the problem is corporate behaviour.

Public ideas

When Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four neither Putin nor Morrison had been born. Britain’s politics – a comedy and a tragedy played out over 45 days – and its warning for other democracies.

Fish can’t leave the water, nor melons leave the vines …

Links to sources of webinars, podcasts and readings

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