Archived publication for 2001
Many voices now tell us that sovereignty has become irrelevant or anachronistic in our age of globalization.
Precaution is a sensible prudential attitude. But the widespread adoption of the precautionary principle poses unexpected dangers.
Orchestrated trans-national campaigns against major corporations are a threat to liberty as well as to the corporations themselves.
Despite denial and self-delusion within the ALP, the big winner in WA was One Nation, and the big losers were blue-collar timnber workers. A perverted voting system doesn't help matters much.
The rise and rise of the cunning anti-corporate campaign is a serious threat to the very viability of the corporation as a social institution.
It's not just an ABC problem- clearly the 'quality press' has trouble keeping its feet anywhere near the ground of public opinion.
Most of the credible social and economic indicators point to our being rather well off- by all sorts of measures- yet we doth appear to protest otherwise. Why is this?
Worried by One Nation? Can't understand the backlash from the bush? Time to take a closer look at the cultural dimension of voter resentment.
Jarol Manheim on the dangers of anti-corporate campaigns; Julian Morris on the precautionary principle; deliberative conferences; the Western Australian election; the ALP in Queensland; newspapers and the referendum; book reviews and much more....