Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. – John Kenneth Galbraith
My book released in January 2013 has been acclaimed as a definitive work of the challenges facing Australia from micro-globalism, offshoring and outsourcing, and how it can be used to our advantage.
I have long argued that traditional news sources such as TV, radio and to a lesser extent newspapers, are contributing massively to unrealistic fear in society and clouding our judgement. You see, the TV news we watch each night is presented as a ‘summary of the day’s events’, either locally, nationally, or globally. But this is […]
Recently I have been thinking more about the politics of the west and how increasingly apathetic the average Australian and American citizen is in regards to protecting freedoms and monitoring and preventing corruption and lies in politics. That the political war mongering, propaganda and outright lies told in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 have […]
As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday Oct 24 2008 (Richard Ackland) Following on from my article on the effects of sensationalism in the media, comes a refreshing piece in SMH. Admittedly it is bashing other news outlets, but I have usually found the SMH to report a somewhat more realistic version of […]
What does it say about society when the higest ranking TV shows are about murder, deceipt, violence and broken relationships? Why are Current Affairs programs most commonlyÂ horrific stories about how humans can treat each other in modern society?Â On the average Current Affairs program, three quarters of the segments push a message of fear and […]