Political Class Archive

Sunk Cost, Commitment, Consistency and Covid

Common emotional and cognitive biases lie behind much of what's wrong with Covid public debate.

Suddenly the Left Loves Pharma

The Left loves Pharma now because it provides what every Concerned Leftist wants most - control and status.

The End of the Anglosphere Peace

The use of unlimited, naked coercion in pursuit of contestable, poorly justified policy has radicalised three generations of the calmest and most stable realm in human history - the Anglosphere.

Berejiklian & Hazard Condemn Gandhi, Mandela and MLK: “Selfish Boofheads”

"These ignorant colonials need to understand they will be free when we, the Unprincipled Grifting Elite, decide they've been good enough to deserve it"

If Only An Organisation Existed

If only a framework existed for political action that could provide guidance and focus to the thousands of people who know something is going horribly wrong

Liberal Strategists Should Start Thinking Post ScoMo & Gladys

The unseemly celebrations from Liberal hacks over ScoMo's recent NewsPoll's ratings weren't just tasteless, they were short-sighted.

The NSW Liberals destroy themselves along with the nation

You had to prove what we all knew. That at heart our rulers are exactly the self-serving, careerist status-hounds you told us you weren’t.

Professional politics – in the name of the people, with contempt for the people

Politicians are building more barriers to repel the views of their voters, and a directionless centre-right is at the forefront.

It’s time for primaries

Party machines and voting methods insulate our political class from voter accountability. Primaries can change that.

Have we outgrown Yes, Minister?

The failings of ministers and their offices ensure continuing bureaucratic failure. That the political class across all political parties sees this as normal and acceptable is an important reason that it is losing legitimacy.

It’s not just the Liberals. It’s the political class.

Articles about personal or intra-party spats write themselves. Take a longer and broader view, however, and what we see is the bipartisan breakdown of political class legitimacy

The right is to blame for Trumpery too

Peta Credlin gets Trumpery story precisely backwards. The political class’ smug dismissal of voter concerns is a bipartisan sin.

Mike Baird – beyond satire

By releasing a goal for NSW to be carbon neutral by mid-century, the state is falling into line with states such as South Australia. Beyond satire indeed.