Speech about Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure

I like this comment:

“…Any economist will tell you that our cities are absolutely essential to innovation…” 

I am a trained economist and I’d tell you cities have nothing to do with innovation, that arises from freedom of thought, creativity, lateral thinking and funding to go with new ideas.  Innovation often arises out… Continue reading

Privatising Public Assets Any Port in the Storm?

How is it possible for governments’ in representative democracies to be able to sell off public assets owned by the people. They act on behalf of the people, but do the people know or agree with this?  Should they not have to have a referendum, like they did with gay rights, given this is… Continue reading

Are Cuts to the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) about Curtailing Freedom of Speech?

I just noticed I wrote Australian Broadcasting Commission not Corporation, that has to do with my age.  When I was young it was called this.  What is really obvious now I look to see and see to look is that it is a corporation.  That means it can trade.  This is… Continue reading

Do Private Interests Garner Influence Through Political Donations?

Is it democracy to allow some private interests to be able to gain access to political leaders by paying a higher price than the public can afford? 

What happens when these interests get a contract to deliver public goods such as education, health, security (intelligence), detention centres or social security to name a few?… Continue reading

Disaster Capitalism Capitalises on Disaster as Business-As-Usual

This is recommended viewing.




The Privatisation of Democracy is Disaster Capitalism

This video will provide an important overview of how corporations have infiltrated governments in the name of trade and Gross Domestic Profit. How they are exploiting disasters both natural and human created to profit from misery.  Contracts for restoration are awarded to national contractors and the profits retained in the host country whilst the… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”