Tripping is in the Eye of the Watcher

So ALP frontbencher Lindsay Tanner is being castigated for saying that the government shouldn’t prop up uneconomic farms. Let’s hope this doesn’t herald a return to such splendid ALP policies as scrapping the Productivity Commission. 

Of course, if you uttered the sentence "the government shouldn’t be propping up uneconomic X", the sentence would be completely unexceptional with anything apart from farms in the place of X.

I’m typing this from Vienna airport, en route from a conference in Munich back to Canberra. This is the first airport I’ve been in with free wireless access. Gotta love those teched-up Austrians.

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