Category Archives: Politics

This covers issues of a political nature usually with an Australian Focus but can extend to international issues when relevance dictates.

Rethinking the Government as Market Shaper

Next time you are listening to someone slam the public sector about lacking innovation show them this video…

Mariana Mazzucato from TEDGlobal2013 but concept here does not date. Challenging the stereotype of government getting in the way of innovation and the private sector by arguing the exact opposite and then asking where the reward is for Government backing all these major R&D technologies in recognition of the massive risk taken in financing them at their infancy. These funds could then be recycled into the community. Take a look and let me know if you see it similarly…

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How to explain the psychology of money

I quote this TEDtalk so often that I decided to embed it here for ease of reference.

If you have ever struggled to explain the impact money has on the human psyche then look no further than this fantastic TEDtalk by Paul Piff (@PKPiff). No surprises to find out that money can appear to make you meaner but the uplifting thing about this presentation is it is not all doom and gloom. Giving “small nudges” at regular intervals can restore empathy and reinforce the value of Co-operation and Community very quickly.

A full transcript of the talk follows but it is best to watch the video, you will not regret it.

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