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Archive - Sep 2, 2006

Submitted by Tony Phillips on September 2, 2006 - 7:02am.
Taking a dump on the public: the Telstra Fiasco

"Currently good telecommunications policy would be about things such as: maintaining and intensifying competition where possible; extending and improving the range of services available as quickly as possible and; balancing the demands of international competitiveness with concerns of equity and level playing fields within Australia. It once would also have been about projecting Australia as an international frontrunner in this new and booming industry; however that prospect died with the competition and privatisation policies Howard introduced." Tony Phillips

Submitted by J Bradford DeLong on September 2, 2006 - 6:46am.
Man's fate / Man's hope

"Over the course of the late twentieth century, these causes of desperate poverty have largely fallen away. Governments as bad as Kim Jong-Il’s in North Korea are now extremely rare. Nearly all countries in the world are at most one generation away from near-universal literacy. The fast pace of technological progress has created a cornucopia of invention and innovation that is open to every place that can send someone away to get a master’s degree in engineering." J Bradford DeLong

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