Guy Rundle
is an author and commentator. His most recent book is Trumped! Election ’16 and the Progressive Collapse.

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opinion April 29, 2017

Abbott and Latham, the masters of delusion

“With both Abbott and Latham seemingly determined to alienate as many as possible who had supported or believed in them, the start and end points of their parabolic rise and fall neatly contain a period of Australian history in which we lost belief that …”

opinion March 04, 2017

The class shift splitting labour parties

With the gutting and offshoring of Western industrial capitalism, the class order has been reversed. Knowledge production is at the centre of our economy and culture, and the industrial working class are, by contrast, multiply diminished.

opinion November 12, 2016

How the progressives got it wrong

“Those outside the progressive class have held on for a decade or more waiting for real recognition of their demands. Denied it, a chunk of them broke off and voted Trump into power. ”

opinion September 24, 2016

Urban stall

“Properly curated, Sydney and Melbourne could preserve their high standard of living. Extrapolating current trends, they will become sinks of inequality, blight and obliterated heritage.”

opinion July 09, 2016

The new political reality

“People have had enough of being courtiers for Liberal whims or a distant and self-satisfied Labor elite. Any seat where NXT and the Greens can share 30-40 per cent of the vote between them will be in play.”

opinion May 21, 2016

Why the major parties fear a policy program

“Labor and the Liberals are eager to deny that they have a program of any comprehensive sort. Both parties appeal to depoliticised notions of competence.”

opinion March 26, 2016

The end of Tony Abbott and the conservatives

“There was an emotional decadence at the heart of the Abbott government, a result of its attempt to project its right-wing fantasies onto a country that no longer felt defined by them. ”

opinion November 21, 2015

Turnbull and the dangers of Uber model for the economy

“Extended education, longer retirement and the creation of a permanent benefits class have hidden the great shift. With Uberisation and automation that will rise to the point where it can no longer be ignored.”

opinion August 15, 2015

The political caste playing student politics in Canberra

“We have reached the point where all the key roles in both chambers of parliament are occupied by former student politicians. These are people who have had almost no job but politics.”