Balneus

Australian Lefty on Politics, Governance, Science and Info Management

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-03-11


The pre-election jokes about "HowRudd" are leaving a nasty taste in my mouth.  What with Rudd wanting to keep high mortality rates and low infant welfare figures in countries that receive AusAID, and his Carbon Pollution Rights Splurge, both stances against all evidence, it’s getting harder to see Rudd as anything but a power-junkie seeing short-term opportunities regardless of the long-term national interest.

And these after the pandering to the financiers by encouraging moral hazard.

If PMs were only allowed one term in that office (and then be able to return to a mere cabinet position), would they act in ways that were better aligned with good long-term policy?

It’s getting very depressing again… without even the hope of a false dawn left.

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