Rhodes Scholars with Enormous Influence

Oxford is interesting.  I visited Oxford when in London and Cambridge.  I was reflecting on economists and privilege.
You may have heard of the Rhodes Scholar program, but do you know what it is? It’s a scholarship which boasts an alumni… Continue reading

Have International Banks Taken Over Australia?

There are important questions regarding the backgrounds of leaders in this country.  Is it ethical to have leaders coming from multinational companies, particularly companies that have been found to be unethical.  I think of Donald Rumsfeld who was the former Defense Secretary in the US who was the former CEO of Halliburton who… Continue reading

Why is China Investing in Australia

17 million babies per year are born in China.  This is virtually the size of Australia nominally.

Here’s why China is buying up assets in Australia

What is China buying in Australia?
What is China buying in Australia?  

Fox Reaches for the Sky Beyond the Line of Sight of Democracy

This is an article from the Guardian.  It questions the influence of Media Moguls on democracy given their strong viewpoints.  What this means is that editorially they can select news that promotes what they believe the world should think. This is not democracy. Democracy is simply presenting the news in a balanced approach… Continue reading

Relationships with the Elite or the Forgotten People?

Another Google search for Howard and September 11 came to me.  This article came up.  Who chooses our leaders? Why?

 I always recall Howard and the Children Overboard Affair whereby boat people were demonised as throwing their children overboard refer The media carried this and it created the impression that muslim… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”