If you go from the first floor to the hundredth floor and then go back to the 98th floor, you'll feel worse than if you've gone from the first to the second floor, you know. But you've got to fight that feeling because you're still on the 98th floor.

Warren Buffet.

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.

Who is Mr. Flip Flop? (released 21 July 2006)
Howard, Latham, Costello: a comparative study. A version of this article was published in The Australian, 14/02/2004, "Latham's bright idea but Howard's still the boss"
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Howard (released 21 July 2006)
An opinion column on John Howard published in the Australian Financial Review, 5 October, 2005.
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Come Closer Comrade (released 21 July 2006)
An imaginary conversation about a phantom pre-selection. Unpublished opinion column, 2005
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Pathological Organisation (released 21 July 2006)
The dysfunctional organisation and its pathological effects. Extract from a larger work in progress: Age of Abstraction: Perils and Possibilities of our Time
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Passivity (released 19 July 2006)
The passive social state and passive capital are the curses of our age. Extract from a larger work in progress: Age of Abstraction: Perils and Possibilities of our Time
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Our Age (released 19 July 2006)
Abstraction is the characteristic of our age. Extract from a larger work in progress: Age of Abstraction: Perils and Possibilities of our Time.
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Jihad of Symbolism (released 19 July 2006)
The escalating extremism of terrorism and democratic militarism. Extract from a larger work in progress: Age of Abstraction: Perils and Possibilities of our Time
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What does the ALP need in a leader now? (released 18 July 2006)
Opinion column, January 18, 2006
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Citizenship, Land Rights, Economic Rights… and the importance of Micro Finance (released 18 July 2006)
Some early thinking about the need for linking up the Indigenous Stock Exchange with micro-finance initiatives
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The Future of Success: An Interview with Bob Reich (released 18 July 2006)
Bob Reich enjoyed this meeting with Indigenous Australian leaders. It was a great occasion in Cairns with Noel and Gerhardt Pearson.
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