Monthly Archives: August 2011

Direct Democracy in the UK

Here’s a video from a couple of years ago I sourced from the good folks at www.participatorybudgeting.org – it pretty much covers the story of PB’s implementation in the UK:

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Hartcher announces the death of Capitalism (but not intentionally)

Did anyone notice SMH Political Editor, Peter Hartcher, announce the death of Capitalism yesterday? No? I thought you might have missed it. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t intentional – I don’t think Hartcher is a secret agent of Marxism. His piece yesterday, “Hit by the debt boomerang” was typical Hartcher – right topic, hilarious analysis. It’s also an interesting insight into what the elites are thinking (and it’s kind of scary) – they no longer know WTF is going on. Continue reading

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