Category Archives: Political philosophy

My article in today’s Guardian – The United States of Australia?

Are we witnessing the emergence of the United States of Australia? Australia can have its cake and eat it too, because a healthy and materially secure population will repay enormous economic dividends. Instead, we’re going further down the US pathin … Continue reading

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Op-ed in The Age: Treasurer’s agenda running out of truth

This article originally appeared in The Age. Treasurer’s agenda running out of truth by Warwick Smith Joe Hockey has been talking non-stop about how the country is running out of money for Medicare, for the ABC, for welfare and for … Continue reading

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My new article in The Conversation – Tax reform is hard…so it’s time for an independent tax board

Just published today. Tax reform is hard…so it’s time for an independent tax board By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne The federal government’s Commission of Audit – tasked with finding efficiency and productivity improvements to deliver a surplus of 1% … Continue reading

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State of the left

Just read an article in Overland by Nina Power about the state of the left in modern politics. She claims that the left has lost it’s way and is losing the battle against the right with all manner of social … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“ ‘It has always seemed to me,’ said Doc, ‘The things we admire in men – kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling – are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest – sharpness, … Continue reading

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