Full Thoughts On Prof. Michael Sandel’s Meritocracy Discourse: Part 2

In the first part of this essay I expressed my support for Prof. Sandel’s views with some qualifications on what I believe are the most important factors in the polarised societies many developed nations are now experiencing. Specifically my view is that this polarity is due to the inequality itself more so than distrust ofContinue reading “Full Thoughts On Prof. Michael Sandel’s Meritocracy Discourse: Part 2”

Spotting shaving cream froth on fluffy snow piled high in a long blizzard from 50 feet

I am well aware that the ‘Macro(economics)’ element of this blog has taken a backseat in my writing since COVID-19 broke and I have not updated my views on investment markets for almost a year.  There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, these times are unprecedented – in fact I believe we have entered aContinue reading “Spotting shaving cream froth on fluffy snow piled high in a long blizzard from 50 feet”

On the 25 year Bastardisation of Rugby League to Appeal To People Who Do Not Love the Game

In 1996 I sat in the restaurant of Stockland Stadium amongst a group of Cowboys foundation members listening to then coach Graham Lowe talk about the season ahead. I remember it for what Lowe said, which was, to paraphrase: “There have been a lot of rule changes made to speed up the game. I don’tContinue reading “On the 25 year Bastardisation of Rugby League to Appeal To People Who Do Not Love the Game”

Full Thoughts on Prof. Michael Sandel’s Meritocracy Discourse: Part 1

I have now finished reading “The Tyranny of Merit: What’s become of the common good?” by Prof. Michael Sandel which I purchased after watching his panel at the WEF Davos Agenda. It is brilliant and one of the best-written books that I have had the pleasure of reading. Firstly let me say that from my perspectiveContinue reading “Full Thoughts on Prof. Michael Sandel’s Meritocracy Discourse: Part 1”

Alcohol

Nearly everything that I have done or said which I regret, which I wish I could take back, of which I am ashamed to the point that it haunts me for the impact it had on others or for what could have happened, was under the influence of alcohol. The most traumatic and shocking incidentContinue reading “Alcohol”

Australia Must Pivot To COVID-19 ‘Normality’ Once All Residents Are Offered Vaccination

In February 2020 I was one of the first to speak publicly of the need for Australia to shut the borders and aim to eliminate what was then referred to as ‘the novel coronavirus’. In my first post on the topic published 3 February “Social Cohesion: The best vaccine against crises” I highlighted the uniqueContinue reading “Australia Must Pivot To COVID-19 ‘Normality’ Once All Residents Are Offered Vaccination”