Several attempts have been made to plot the political landscape. The classic left-right spectrum, the popular “political compass”, the libertarian’s favourite Nolan Chart, and Brian Patrick Mitchell’s less well-known arche/kratos plot. But they all lacked something. Math.
How might the Bret Cavanaugh trials have affected voting sentiment for the 2018 mid-term elections? What did it say about the Democratic party’s mercurial contempt for presumption of innocence. Hint: in hindsight, no a red wave did not come in. But neither did a blue wave.
It is often claimed that renewables are less expensive. But its a deceptive claim, because it ignores some of the costs and the unusual ways that renewables interact with the rest of the system.
Leadership spills are ugly politics. But they can be necessary; a party must be able to change its leadership and the best time to do so is a few months before an election. Here’s my take on the ousting of Malcolm Turnbull.
Allow me to pull out my soap box and explain why registration of engineers is a really bad idea and Engineers Australia is not on the side of either engineers, or Australia.