WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ‘FACTS’ IN DEVELOPING POLICY AND CHOOSING OUR LEADERS?

Those decrying Brexit and the rise of Trumpism point to the victory of emotion and lies over facts and evidence in determining policies and choosing leaders.  The role of the media in providing ‘balanced’ coverage allows emotion, lies and facts to be equally reported, providing credibility to fictions.  Whatever happened to ‘facts’?  Why don’t facts trump lies in complex policy decisions?Read More »

Launching a ‘Good News’ Publication

I’ve found reading the news over the past couple of months extremely depressing.  The killings of innocent bystanders in France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, South Sudan, Japan and no doubt other countries, the Brexit shock and its effects on UK and EU politics, the unbelievable election of Trump as a Presidential candidate, the return of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation to the Australian Senate in force, the Russian state-sponsored multi-sports doping scandal, the continuing scandal of Americans killing each other en masse, their refusal to address black murders by police, the crushing of democracy in Turkey, the Panama Papers expose of international tax avoidance, sexual and domestic abuse all over the world…the list goes on and on and it’s too much. There must be an alternative.Read More »