Archived publication for 2000
Though we all respect the professions, there seems no good reason for many of the privileges and uncompetitive practices that surround them.
Deregulation of the labour market is supposed to have created a host of ills for Australian workers. Not according to the evidence, say the head of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
One of the early proponents of 'greenhouse warming' has recently expressed some doubts. But don't count on a recoupling of science and public policy.
Futurists- literary or otherwise- consistantly fail to predict the rich and nuanced features of our lives. Why? Because, obsessed with predictability, they make no allowance for the new, the quirky, the personal. Theirs is a vision without suprise.
Corporations who wave the white flag in the face fo an anti-corporate campaign are simply asking for their attackers to dish it up to them again.
Patrick Moore on environmentalism in the 21st century; Virginia Postrel on uncertainty and progress; IR reform; regulating the professions; greenhouse; datacasting policy; book reviews and much more....
Over the last 10 to 15 years, education systems across the English-speaking Western world have sought to reduce the power of centralized bureaucracies and to give schools greater autonomy.
Submission on the NCC Draft Recommendation