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Neoliberalism and socialism – compare and contrast

Neoliberalism and socialism – compare and contrast

If only the debate about (neo)liberalism was as intellectually engaged as the debate about socialism.

Does monarchy help?

Does monarchy help?

Monarchy is topical this week. Some suggest that it can be a positive force to guard against despotism, but I remain sceptical.

Election preview: South Australia

Election preview: South Australia

South Australians go to the polls, with little reason to think that the electoral system will reflect their wishes.

Election preview: Tasmania

Election preview: Tasmania

A Liberal government with a reduced majority looks the most likely outcome from Saturday's state election.

An update on Green support

An update on Green support

It's time to have another look at what's been happening to the Green vote. Unfortunately, it depends a bit on what you're trying to measure.

What is a country?

What is a country?

Appeasement of China on the travel front opens some interesting questions about what should count as a country.

2017 in review

2017 in review

A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.

One last word about Queensland

One last word about Queensland

Let's have a final look at how One Nation influenced the Queensland election. It's not at all what certain pundits would have you believe.

Fascist soufflé doesn't rise twice

Fascist soufflé doesn't rise twice

Queensland's Liberal National Party finally concedes defeat. Labor's victory was less than fully convincing, but it was a major flop for One Nation.

Liberals confront Greens on two continents

Liberals confront Greens on two continents

Both German Liberals and Australian "Liberals" are finding their lives complicated by the need to work out some sort of relationship with the Greens.