"Rule Number One: Don't lose money. Rule Number Two: remember rule number one. Rule Number Three: Don't go into Debt."

Warren Buffet, Snowball Warren Buffet and the Business of Life, Alice Schroeder, Random, 2008, p. 653

Latest Papers

The working papers collection comprises historical papers as well as current ideas and works in progress on some of the major issues and topics of our times.

The New Politics (released 1 March 2011)
"For this is the new politics; history, tradition, old allegiances and overweening presumption hold no sway anymore." Miriam Lord, Irish Times, Feb 28, 2011
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Mad Bastards vs The Politics of Suffering (released 31 January 2011)
The must-see movie of the summer.
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The Brisbane Flood: The Ghost of Clem Jones, Anna Bligh and the Wisdom, Wonders and Pecadillos of Kevin Rudd (released 13 January 2011)
From big country town in 1974 to the modern metroplis of 2011 - there are lessons for Brisbane's recovery.
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How Australia Won the Third Ashes Test in Perth (released 23 December 2010)
The secret behind Australia's incredible come-from-behind victory in the Third Ashes Test in Perth from Dec 16-20, 2010
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The latest outrage from NSW Labor (released 16 December 2010)
One of the things that the voters of NSW, the last rusted-on supporters of the Labor Party in NSW and the labour movement of NSW have to calculate in the run up to the next election is: should Labor candidates be completely disregarded, and consciously ranked last, on their ballot papers? It is the only way the most morally corrupt political machine since the Rum Corps, can ever be curbed.
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Kingdom of Nothingness (released 14 December 2010)
There is a cycle of poverty abroad in our land that has nothing to do with material wealth. It concerns human spirit, capability and capacity, enduring knowledge, independence, self worth and well being. It is better to be materially poor than spiritually impoverished. Aboriginal Australians understand this to their core. That is why, so often, the admonitions of bureaucrats and the lures of wealth, mean nothing to them.
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The Attempted Assassination of Bernie Riordan (released 6 December 2010)
It was a time of wildness in thought and action...
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Book of the Year (released 24 November 2010)
The Bastard’s A Genius: The Robert Clifford Story by Alastair Mant, Allen and Unwin, 2010
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Joe for Annette... ?? (released 19 November 2010)
Today I woke up thinking if only we could trade Joe for Annette Tripodi - the creative director of WomAdelaide. But it would be so unfair on South Australia.
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The cardboard PM (released 9 November 2010)
Hmm. How can we help Julia to re-make herself?
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