The Looking Forward Podcast

Ep 8: Was Federation A Mistake?

March 12, 2019

The federal Coalition is falling apart – but could and should the Liberal and National Parties continue and coexist, and was federation a mistake (1:24-16:09)? The upcoming NSW election raises issues about why state government obsess about infrastructure, and what powers they should actually have (16:09-33:10)? And Milo Yiannopolous gets his visa to speak in Australia, but how come a 'Liberal' government even considered stopping it, and what do these visa wrangles mean for free speech (33:10-41:06)? Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by John Roskam and Catallaxy Files contributor Dimitri Burshtein to answer these questions and share what they've been reading, watching and listening to, including Captain Marvel, Little Pink House, Why Culture Matters Most and War and Peace (41:06-59:04)

Show Notes:

Kludgeocracy: The American Way of Policy by Steven M. Teles: https://www.newamerica.org/economic-growth/policy-papers/kludgeocracy-the-american-way-of-policy/

Captain Marvel: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154664/ 

Little Pink House: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3863632/ 

Why Culture Matters Most by David C. Rose: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/why-culture-matters-most-9780199330720?cc=au&lang=en&

The Greatest of All Novels by Gary Saul Morson in the New Critereon: https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2019/3/the-greatest-of-all-novels