Honesty in Advertising

Posted by Mike Kaaks

11 September 2020

I have in mind to write a few pieces on probity in business. This one is about advertising.

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Well, thats twitter done

Posted by Mike Kaaks

11 September 2020

What looked like it might have been a place to make a bit of a difference turned out to be a home for vitriol, spite, and negativity. Stuff that certainly won't help my search.

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Some things are just not suited to privatisation

Posted by Mike Kaaks

01 September 2020

Under the spotlight of the covid pandemic we have seen that privatisation has serious flaws. They don't just apply to Aged Care. We need to revisit the extent to which public ownership and operation of our assets has been taken out of our hands.

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Future Dated Legislation is no Guarantee

Posted by Mike Kaaks

01 September 2020

The current debate about reversing the legislated growth in the Superannuation Guarantee shows us that politics can get in the way even when the parliament appears to have locked in a future delivery of a promise or a plan.

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U.S. Gerrymander and Democracy

Posted by Mike Kaaks

18 January 2020

Some of the electoral districts in the US are so warped they simply defy description. The impact is simple - only one party will ever be elected fro such selectively designed districts that prevail in this "bastion of democracy"..

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History Lessons - Reality or Propaganda

Posted by Mike Kaaks

06 January 2020

In an earlier post I wrote about the Australian Flag, Anthem, and Constitution. In this blog I consider the impact what I was taught was our history has impacted the debate about these issues

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The China US Paradox

Posted by Mike Kaaks

08 July 2019

We favour the one who goes to war and fear the one who supports economic development.

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Australia's Flag, Anthem, and Constitution

Posted by Mike Kaaks

08 July 2019

Call me a Republican (as defined in Australia), call me whatever you like, but it's time these things were changed to recognise our first peoples.

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In Spite of or Because of Government

Posted by Mike Kaaks

08 July 2019

I’m sure there are moments along the way where government acts had impact. Look at the floating of the currency in Australia. But events with a direct cause and effect like this are not so easy to find. Governments walk too close to the centre all the time, fearful that bold action in the long term interest of the country will see them loose power.

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I did share my thoughts once......

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06 March 2019

Open letter to messrs Hawke, Whitlam and Fraser.........

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Becoming an Optimistic Possibilist

Posted by Mike Kaaks

10 February 2019

what if we become Possibilists for Australia. For me that means we stop being driven by what might go wrong and be become driven by what is possible, by what is better.

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Speaking Out

Posted by Mike Kaaks

09 January 2016

When I started blogging my purpose was to communicate with potential clients, having the website as a credential, something to back up my Linkedin profile. As a result I filtered what I talked about, especially my views about the wealth gap and the impact of unbridled capitalism. For some time this compromise has been bugging me and I now see that it is the reason for the blogging process coming to a halt last year. In addition to writing about how I see work and life at the micro level as I’ve been doing, I like to talk about things at the macro level.

The best example I can think of is my view that capitalism in it’s current form has been a disaster for the world. When I say that many people think I’m saying that I’m for socialism or communism. Far from it. Those regimes have equal

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