No ‘heedless’ is not a misprint; nor should it have been ‘headless’,
although some might prefer that descriptor with poultry overtones!
‘Heedless’ signifies an alarming propensity so many politicians exhibit
– the capacity to ignore evidence that does not align with their
entrenched beliefs, their unshakable ideological position.
It was in 2012 that The Price of Inequality by Nobel Prize winner
Joseh Stiglitz was published in America and the United Kingdom.
In 2013 it was distributed worldwide by Penguin Books. This
seminal work, tellingly subtitled: 'How Today's Divided Society
Endangers Our Future', was widely acknowledged.
The dictum is not to talk about religion and politics in polite company.
If you share that belief, read no further. Religious freedom is an
interesting concept. A quick search came up with no current law
in Australia that makes a belief in any faith tradition illegal...
It seems that most Australians have been affected in some way by cancer.
The chances are you know a cancer survivor, remember someone who didn’t
survive, have sympathy with someone undergoing treatment or have a
friend or relative that knows someone who has been affected in some way.
Another title might have been Democracy according to Justice Kenneth Madison Hayne,
who in his address to The Melbourne Law School on 26 July 2019, contrasted the
features of a Royal Commission: independence, neutrality, publicity and provision of
a reasoned report, all characteristics of the judicial processes, to the very different
features of everyday political discourse.
Dedicated observers of the political scene in Australia owe much
to Niki Savva who made her mark as a significant author when
she penned two critical exposés in which she fearlessly uncovered
the labyrinthine machinery of the Liberal Party for all to see.