Thursday, March 02, 2017

Parties that normally would not see the light of day across the spectrum of politics are using the "Trump Muslim Hate Model" to gain acceptance.

That hate model does not necessarily hold up to the sunshine. Australia has had it's problems with terrorists no different than the USA. They are domestic and inspired. That fear of being hurt or killed brings different loyalties during elections. 

March 3, 2017
By John Hewson

When I first got involved in public policy (click here for audio) in the early 1970s I did so in the belief that good, evidence-based policy would be good politics and ensure good government with a relatively short lag.

Since then, the accelerating drift to short-term, populist, opportunistic politics has increasingly worked against serious policy development and good government. "Evidence" has been progressively replaced by misrepresentation, fear and prejudice....