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Opinion March 30, 2019
The death of political debate
“We now have a sharply reduced political agenda. There is a widespread refusal to analyse and explain complex ‘wicked’ problems. On major issues – taxation, national security – we see policy convergence, largely out of fear, while on trivial issues, …”
Opinion February 11, 2017
The need for a new political party
Fraser hypothesised that a new political force could emerge out of the ashes of the two major parties ... Its policies would be evidence-based and it would emphasise finding solutions to “wicked problems”.
Opinion November 10, 2018
Saving Planet Earth
“It could be argued, depressingly, that there is an inverse relationship between the growth of universities and the level of community engagement in politics. In fact, the level of political discourse was far more sophisticated in 1860s America than it …”
Opinion May 09, 2015
The dearth penalty
The leader of the 1961-75 campaign against capital punishment on how America stymies action on its abolition.