Red is the new black: Support for and attitudes towards socialism in Australia and the United States

Socialism is back. Well known for their love of avocados and Netflix, Millennials are now also apparently embracing the radical leftist politics of economic equality and public ownership of the means of production. That it is young people who are seen as supporting socialism is not surprising. This support is embodied (in the United States) …

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The only way to save the democracy is to destroy it

Or so says this guy in the Herald Sun... Now I don't know who he is or what his deal in, but  (big surprise) I disagree. The problem? For starters, who decides what a good outcome is? It could be economic growth, it could be environmental protection, or greater income equality, or more opportunities for the disadvantaged, or …

The idea contentious political issues can be solved with common sense…

... ignores the reality of politics. Last week, current Reserve Bank board member and former Australian Industry Group CEO Heather Ridout announced ($) she would like to form a 'Normal People's Party'. I'm not entirely sure what a normal person is, but Ms Ridout claimed her party would be able to support such a person. She provided some …