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Class War Is For Us Not For You: Australian Labour and the 2019 Election

The Australian Labor Party lost the 2019 federal election because it is a victim of its own success. Continue reading

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Rage Against the Machine!

The Enlightenment bequeathed us the view we are not machines. Capitalism is a machine serving itself and which makes the self a machine. Ira contra machina! Continue reading

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From Hubris to Nemesis: Aleksandar Vucic and the 1 of 5 Million Protests in Serbia.

The 1 of 5 Million protests in Serbia are symptomatic of a wider social catastrophe in the Balkans brought about by its reincorporation into the third world Continue reading

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Problems of Knowledge and Survival: Democracy, Reason and the Anthropocene

If democracy is apt to lead to rational outcomes, why are we insanely marching toward ecological catastrophe? Continue reading

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The Yellow Vest Movement: How Neoliberalism Ends

The Yellow Vest movement that has convulsed France owes its origins to developments and processes unique to French society, however it also owes its origins to factors and structures operating at the global level. A ready indication of this is … Continue reading

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Corporate Power and the Failure of the Australian Labour Market

The Australian labour market increasingly exhibits the classical signs of market failure due to positive externalities. The best approximation to Paul Krugman in Australia is the economic correspondent for The Guardian Greg Jericho. Economic literacy is a critical component of … Continue reading

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What Kim Jong Un and Ronald Reagan Share in Common: Supply Side Economics Nuclear Style

Pyongyang has told us to look more closely at the resolution of April’s Central Committee plenum. Doing so sheds much light on Kim’s supply side economics. North Korea just keeps pulling you in even amidst a desire to write of … Continue reading

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Of Reform and Revolution: The Case of John Maynard Keynes

To imagine the ideal society is easy, to bring it about is hard. That is as true as it is cruel, and it is a dilemma that revolutionaries have faced from time immemorial. One aspect of that dilemma is the … Continue reading

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The Shaky Throne: String Theory, Inflationary Cosmology, and The Very Idea of Scientific Explanation.

Thomas Kuhn is most well known for developing a model of scientific revolutions, the plural is important, which to no small degree considers sociological factors to be significant to any explanation of the shift from normal to revolutionary science. One … Continue reading

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On the Humanities and Naturalistic Inquiry

I cannot think of many who had the same depth of insight and breadth of interest as David Hume, and his accounting of history and its relation to the sciences remains apposite. Consider his well known, and still controversial, declaration … Continue reading

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