Much of the climate change scepticism in Australia can be traced back to the free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.
Dan has a seriously sound point here a reason to stop calling NFPs not for profits and to think of them as purpose-driven organisations/enterprises) - (via Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Video on TED.com)
I can imagine Plato throwing a snag on the barbie and saying this in contemporary Australia, esp. if he lived as i do in the electorate of Waverley in the state of NSW. We have Liberal apparatchik Sally Betts for a Mayor, Bulldozer Barry O’Farrell as Premier and an upcoming choice between an increasingly dysfunctional Labor govt and the Liberal party with it’s insane Terminator-like plan of killing anything good that Labor have done while in office (mining tax/carbon price/Gonski) and who shall, if unchecked, take us right to the brink of cataclysmic climate change (amongst other horrors)
I think perhaps he was on the money when he stated: “There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.”
Interesting that the two philosopher kings of recent times (Rudd and Turnbull) were both taken out by their parties early in their rule isn’t it.
Ahh to be a young peacock again ey ;) … (via The extraordinary courtship dance of Australia’s peacock spider | GrrlScientist | Science | guardian.co.uk)