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....