Join Jordan Shopov and I for a casual post-election wrap up. From franking credits to betting odds, and inner-city politics to Q-exit, we unpack the Labor leadership, the background noise of the ‘culture wars’, and talk next steps for ScoMo. We even find time briefly to talk Izzy, and hypothesize about a world where millennials possess the same enthusiasm for debt as carbon reduction.
- How harbourside politics did not quite work in mainstream Australia
- Australia’s egalitarian streak
- The general appeal of lower taxes
- How franking credits and property ownership were leading indicators and thus issues for voters
- Why the ScoMo win isn’t exactly the same as Brexit and Trump
- Who the best person is to take over the Labor leadership
- The unusual merging of personality politics in a compulsory voting system
Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in the Podcast
- Article: Unlike the big boys the Spectator Australia called it way before
- American pollster Nate Silver’s take on the Australian election (from his blog FiveThirtyEight). Be sure to scroll to the end.
- Douglas Murray on Roger Scruton’s astounding character assassination
- Article: Steve Bannon thinks the Aussie election is dull – but is that so bad?
- Ex-Google engineer James Damore’s internal memo
- Solid post-election write-ups by Jeremy Sammut and Arthur Chrenkoff
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