Kim Wingerei blog posts
“Without idealists, the pragmatists would have nothing to do…”
Otto von Bismarck (in)famously said: “Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best”. It is a sentiment I abhor. And Malcolm Turnbull’s tome of atonement - “A Bigger Picture” - unwittingly demonstrates with abundant clarity that the...
Always a pleasure talking to Denise Shrivell – the ‘founder’ of the #auspol tag on Twitter and a daily voice of reason and compassion. We cover everything from bushfires to Facebook and the changing media landscape.
We live in a particracy, not a democracy. Clever politicians rule the roost, devoid of vision, focused on the short term and sheltered by a complicit media. There is only one way to change it.
The ACCC is trying to stop TPG and Vodafone from merging – if they succeed, they are bound to fail on appeal. Clver strategy or over reach?
NBNCo recently released its updated corporate plan, laying bare the folly of the MTM strategy engineered by Malcolm Turnbull in the name of party politics. Nothing was achieved by that other than a sub-standard network at the same cost.
Political bribery includes donations of all kinds. Being clear about this should precede establishing a federal Independent Commission against Corruption .
Interview with Sally Young about her book – Paper Emperors – also offering great insights into the current media landscape in Australia,
The ACCC digital platform inquiry is a mixture of some real reform suggestions and the usual tinkering around the edges of a flawed regulatory regime. It is a step in the right direction, but short on vision and devoid of courage to take the lead.
Interview with independent journalist Michael West abou the corpocracy, defamation laws, watergate, business tax avodiance and the often unhealthy intersection between business and government.
Interview with Adam Jacoby – founder of MiVote and a man with much to say about how we can remove the vested interests from the political descision making process and getting voters involved. Adam offers interesting solutons, but above all he offers hope!
Mr. Smith went to Washington and found that the system of democracy was broken. Not much has changed since.
Facebook’s Libra launch does not just have the potential to propel Facebook into a major player in consumer payments and credit services, it may well be the most profound change to world’s financial systems since the abolishment of the Bretton Woods Agreement in 1971.