Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘Mainstream media’

12
Jan

What is Neo-liberalism and why knowing matters.

neoI have said it before but it deserves repeating. Democracy is not failing us; it is we who fail democracy when we fail to actively engage with it. Democracy, as we practice it today, has lost its essential direction and has been usurped by a divisive creed full of vitriolic, jingoistic spin.

 

Read more at: The Australian Independent Media Network

9
Dec

Is Full Employment also on the Table, Malcolm?

turnIf the Australian government was serious about jobs and growth, the introduction of an ELR here, would be an economic imperative. Yet no such plan exists and none likely. Why is full employment not on the table?

Read more at: The Australian Independent Media Network

8
Dec

Australia: An Impoverished Nation

poorThe year 2015 will likely be remembered as a watershed for the Liberal Party having surrendered what they perceived as the high moral ground of never having dumped a sitting Prime Minister. Sadly though, in terms of mediocre government, that watershed extends further.  These so-called “adults” have shown us over the past 12 months that 2014 (as bad as that turned out), was just a rehearsal for 2015.

8
Dec

How to Undermine our Future Well-being

slipperyWhile the Australian economy continues sliding towards recession, the mainstream media seems more interested in focusing its attention on the latest popularity contest between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.

Read more at: The Australian Independent media Network

8
Dec

Everybody Loves Malcolm, but…

turnRemember all that nonsense about debt and deficit disasters, budget emergencies and how the Liberals were the only ones capable of managing the economy? What a waste of space Joe Hockey was as treasurer. What a similar waste Scott Morrison is threatening to be.

Read more at: The Australian Independent media Network

8
Dec

Printing Money

adair.turnerAs most of us know, the term ‘printing money’ is a misnomer. Apart from a small percentage of notes and coin, today all money is processed via electronic transfers from the Central Banks to the private banks who in turn credit their respective account holders. Money today is, essentially, just numbers in a computer moved around in millions of transactions every day.

Read more at: The Australian Independent media Network

8
Dec

Morrison’s Approaching Waterloo

MORRISONIt may be early days but Joe Hockey’s second and final attempt to bring down a credible budget appears to be unravelling already. Even on the night of his budget speech in May it was clear that his growth projections were far too optimistic.

Read more at: The Australian Independent Media Network

8
Dec

Abbott’s Stockpile of Hubris

stupidTony Abbott is understandably proud of achieving the top job but ignores the reality that his accession to the Liberal leadership was more a reflection of the discord in the Liberal Party than any personal qualifications he might have had.

Read more at: The Australian Independent Media Network

23
Jan

Backbench Revolt Looming

backbench2The Abbott bleed has seeped and spread out across the floor along the corridors and into the offices of the collaterally damaged marginal seat holders. Twelve months ago, they thought they had at least a six year tenure in the bag. Everywhere in Liberal Town the anguished cries of despair are now so loud, passers-by are rushing to and fro wondering how contagious is death-by-despair.

Read more at: The Australian Independent Media Network

30
Dec

The Failure of Mainstream Media.

slack - CopyThe way in which the mainstream media (MSM) chooses to report and discuss the economy, i.e. in conventional neo-liberal terms, reinforces the notion that the economy is some sort of God who must be served and obeyed by the people in one particular way to the exclusion of any other. This is a false concept wrapped in metaphorical jargon that has not only poisoned our minds but, in the process, allowed us to become enslaved to its will.

Read more at: The Australian Independent Media Network

THE VIEW FROM MY GARDEN

Political and Social Commentary

Think Left

The purpose of Think Left is to present a view of politics from a left-wing perspective.

Round The World in 79 Days

Melbourne . Auckland . Houston . Orlando . Washington DC . New York . Madrid . Malaga . Barcelona . Geneva . Brig . St. Moritz . Paris . Brussels . Berlin . Pragua . Budapest . Zagreb . Ljubljana . Venice . Koto . Corfu . Valletta . Catania . Naples . Rome . Brindisi . Bangkok . Tokyo . Mt. Fuji . Kyoto . Hiroshima . Melbourne

The Mugwump Post

Australian Politics

The AIM Network

The Australian Independent Media Network

The Extinction Protocol

Geologic and Earthchange News events

The Obama Diary

President Barack Obama ... photos, videos & a word or two

Spinthedoctor

Turning the tables on spin

%d bloggers like this: