Physics & Politics: Genesis by Observership – No Cats were Harmed
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Physics & Politics: Genesis by Observership – No Cats were Harmed

By Julia Sekula “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein   Political science has long aspired to be more ‘scientific’, that in seeking the ‘objective’ and determining truth through extensive experimentation, we can arrive at the fundamental ‘laws’ that govern our political, societal and economic lives. What if, however, … Continue reading

Who caused the global financial crisis? An inconvenient truth
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Who caused the global financial crisis? An inconvenient truth

By Vinay Kolhatkar  You have heard this before, a million times in the past five years: American banks knowingly sold unrepayable home loans to a gullible public; Unregulated Wall Street greed resulted in poor investments being sold to retirement funds the world over; Credit derivatives and credit default swaps were among those evil toxic securities which … Continue reading

Going, Going, Gonski
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Going, Going, Gonski

By Rebecca Egan and Baz Iyer The education disparity: the non-profit solution   The results of the 2012 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy serve as a contemporary reminder that, despite strong state-wide economic growth, significant differences persist between the educational outcomes of metropolitan and non-indigenous students, and those from an indigenous background or … Continue reading

The 57th United States Presidential Inauguration
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The 57th United States Presidential Inauguration

By Lihan Oliver   A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to experience the 57th Presidential Inauguration of America’s 44th President, Barack Obama. The 21 January event coincided with Martin Luther King Day, further adding to the symbolic second term start of America’s first African American President. I joined more than 800,000 citizens and … Continue reading