Monthly Archives: July 2004

Who'd be a politician?

Amidst the ongoing hullabaloo about Latham’s private life it is worth reflecting on the chilling effect that this kind of muckracking has on the willingness of worthy candidates to enter politics. Having your private life dragged through the press is … Continue reading

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And the winner is….

Edwards! Hooray! This is very good news — Edwards is IMHO the prefect running mate. Kerry still gave a terrible speech, but for the first time this year, I can now say that I am genuinely excited by his campaign. … Continue reading

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More Veep stakes

Can’t go to bed without noting that things seem to be looking up in the veep stakes — fingers crossed Kerry will indeed pick Edwards. Announcement is set for 9am tomorrow. Back home, Latham’s day is going from bad to … Continue reading

Posted in Global issues

"Free-trade" agreements

Ross Gittins has a timely piece in yesterday’s SMH about the deafening silence of what he calls the “usually noisy economic rationalists” about the pros and cons of the free-trade agreement with the US. The piece is timely because the … Continue reading

Posted in Australian issues

Veep stakes

Speculation is rife over here at the moment about who Kerry is going to pick as his running mate. Latest word seems to indicate Gephardt (see Daily Kos & The Note). If this is true, god help us. May as … Continue reading

Posted in Global issues

Crashing

Spent way too much time last night tooling around on this blog. Public holiday or no public holiday, seriously need to do some real work today. Somewhat inexplicably, fellow-IA author Andrew Leigh and his wife Gwen are in town — … Continue reading

Posted in Book launch stuff

Preparations

So for the last few weeks, in between all the other things we normally do, we’ve been trying to get ourselves ready for this book launch. The main thing that I’ve been responsible for is getting the website built. As … Continue reading

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First post

After a few too many 4th of July mojitos with fellow-IA author Pete Tynan, it appears I’ve agreed to start a little blog for the book. We’re all heading back home to launch IA next week and it should be … Continue reading

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