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A Crisis of Political Economy
By George Friedman, Stratfor Global Intelligence
“Classical political economists like Adam Smith or David Ricardo never used the term ‘economy’ by itself. They always used the term ‘political economy.’ For classical economists, it was impossible to understand politics without economics or economics without politics. The two fields are certainly different but they are also intimately linked. The use of the term ‘economy’ by itself…
Julian Burnside on the High Court’s Malaysian Solution Decision
Julian Burnside has written on the High Court’s decision overturning the government’s Malaysian solution on the ABC’s The Drum. Here’s an excerpt of what he wrote:
In the past 15 years, most boat arrivals have been Afghan Hazaras fleeing the Taliban, Iraqis fleeing Saddam Hussein, Iranians fleeing the theocracy in that country, and Tamils fleeing genocide in Sri Lanka. Not surprisingly, a very high…
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