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Australian Police Raids Target News Media Over Leaked Documents
The New York Times: News Analysis
The following article conatins information that brought on a raid of the ABC by the AFP
The Afghan Files
Defence leak exposes deadly secrets of Australia’s special forces
- The crisis Australia is suffering did not start with the dropping by China. We have been suffering this for decades. But the China crisis brings it to a head.
- This crisis in dealing with waste calls for new initiatives and for a new era in which real bi-(multi-)partisan cooperation is a real possibility.
- The COAG get together of ministers for the environment is a real opportunity to take a completely new approach.
Well that was a year, that was! 2016? The year that they destroyed the meaning of the word #Census. And now we understand it was the year that they destroyed the meaning of the word #Centrelink, too.
2016. The #Censusfail year and the #Centrelinkfail year.
Neoliberalism is based on a lie. It's been happening since the mid 70s when US economist Milton Friedman & Austrian/British economist Friedrich Hayek finally threw out the long standing economic traditions of British economist John Maynard Keynes, (who had focussed on government policy to avoid the problems of unplanned market forces made clear in the 1929 crash), and replaced it with a return to *unrestrained competition*. Neoliberalism took up this argument with a passion.
The lie of Neoliberalism goes something like this: