An Outlook into 2017

Ceteris Paribus within the current political context is practically a moot concept. The seismic changes in 2016 will continue sending after shocks well into 2017 and beyond. As I have argued in previous articles, the political spectrum is moving increasingly towards the great divide between nationalism and globalism. Whilst this movement has for some decades … Continued

The Shifting Fault Lines Of The Political Divide

The centrist position of Western governments have fostered a relatively stable political and economic reality. Given that every ten or so years capitalist systems are prone to recessions as a matter of recalibrating and self correcting excesses, for the most part growth, living standards and social cohesion have remained steady. In the last three decades … Continued

Election Watch; Rumble in the Bumble

Wedged somewhere between the shifting political sands of Europe and the verbosity of the American campaign, the Australian Federal election writhes and struggles for oxygen. In the blue corner, the supposed communicative wizardry of Malcolm Turnbull, hoping to legitimately win the office of Prime Minister for the first time. In the red corner, ‘friend of the cleaner‘ … Continued

Tentative Turnbull Is A Blast From The Past

The Turnbullion revolution of September 2015, promised so much, and yet so far, has delivered exactly what many expected. Nothing. The laboriously clichéd platitudes and positively spun sweet nothings, wallpaper over serious deficiencies in policy and widening ideological chasms between the leadership and members of the Liberal party. A collective intellectual passivity, addiction to superficial … Continued