Humanity Needs Good People In Tough Jobs

Firstly an admission – I am bogged down in writing part 2 of my response to Sandel’s ‘meritocracy’ discourse because it encompasses three large areas which I had intended to write individual posts on and for which I had developed extensive notes. That highlights how important that response is to me, but it also meansContinue reading “Humanity Needs Good People In Tough Jobs”

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”

My Fraught Journey To Women

Prologue It’s fitting that even the prologue I commence with an admission. Rarely for my posts, I sort advice on whether to publish this because it contains embarrassing, personal information that I felt that I would rather not make public if my confidants suggested that this article was unlikely to have any impact. I alsoContinue reading “My Fraught Journey To Women”

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”

More Evidence of The Great Reset Era In Action

Australia is in the midst of “the biggest uprising of women’s power [the nation] has ever seen” following repeated revelations of sexual assault and harassment by male politicians and staffers. Grace Tame, Australian of the year, an advocate for sexual assault survivors, said comparing responses to the pandemic and to women’s rights: we can’t fixContinue reading “More Evidence of The Great Reset Era In Action”