The Looking Forward Podcast

Ep 51: What Drove Holden Away?

February 19, 2020

What does the demise of Holden say about tariff protection and perennial dreams of a domestic manufacturing base? (1:53-25:40) What is the future of Australian identity now that the High Court has decided to make a third category of Australian? (25:40-45:43) Boris Johnson’s Government is looking at taking the BBC to a subscription model, so why not with the ABC and SBS? (45:43-55:14) Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Andrew Bushnell and Dara Macdonald to answer these questions and share their culture picks including the award winning 2018 film Jojo Rabbit, Eric Weinstein’s podcast The Portal, William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy, and the 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success.

Show Notes

Holden closing down, to be axed from Australia by the end of 2021

https://www.9news.com.au/national/holden-axed-from-australia-in-2020-ending-72-years-of-car-making/29ba88b5-3061-4839-921d-b2fea77dcd21

ScoMo Yet to Learn His ABC’s; Justinian the Great

http://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/02/17/scomo-yet-to-learn-his-abcs/

Insane Obsession: Australia’s Auto Industry Waste; Chris Berg

http://chrisberg.org/2013/05/insane-obsession-australias-auto-industry-waste/

No 10 could scrap BBC licence fee in favour of a subscription model

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/feb/16/no-10-launches-attack-on-bbc-as-licence-fee-comes-under-threat

Against Public Broadcasting; Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

https://www.connorcourtpublishing.com.au/Against-Public-Broadcasting-Why-and-how-we-should-privatise-the-ABC--Chris-Berg-and-Sinclair-Davidson_p_177.html

Culture Picks

Jojo Rabbit; Taika Waititi

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2584384/

The Portal; Eric Weinstein

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-portal/id1469999563

The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company; William Dalrymple

https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-anarchy-william-dalrymple/book/9781408864388.html

Sweet Smell of Success (1957); Alexander Mackendrick

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051036/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0