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The Outsider

The Relationship Supermesh

March 15, 2010 |

Remember when the Internet was dubbed ‘the information super highway’? Well roll over you algorithms for knowledge.

The number of daily hits using words and pictures for relationships on Facebook has just surpassed those on Google. This transformation is an … Read More

Local Warming From The Outsider

January 15, 2010 |

The history of the United Nations tells us that the possibility of united worldwide action on global warming is a fantasy. It ain’t gonna happen. Copenhagen underlined this as the power brokers vied with each other for domination (China 1 … Read More

Taxes, Rationality, Economics, Angst, Science Or Novation From The Outsider

December 15, 2009 |

Copenhagen-shmagen!

No amount of technology, diplomacy and political manouevering can hide the fact that to achieve innovation when it comes to global action on climate is a matter of ethics. And that ethical outcomes are themselves dependent on what we … Read More

Racism, Racialism And Multiculturalism From The Outsider

November 14, 2009 |

The Hoo-Hah over Hey Hey’s re-enactment of the Michael Jackson Black & White Minstrel Show misses the point about racism in Australia. Our culture is unambiguously multicultural. We tolerate racial diversity like no other country in the world, even if … Read More

Sharp-Ville From The Outsider

October 25, 2009 |

The Museum of Sydney hosts a slight retrospective of the works of one of Sydney’s favourite sons – the artist Martin Sharp. At the opening, I was reminded of an event in London 30 years ago when Bob Dylan played … Read More

Cold Comfort From The Outsider

October 15, 2009 |

Deputy Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed pro-war comments made by US President Barack Obama during his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. She says she is comfortable with his argument that there are times when it is right … Read More