As readers of my Twitter feed will know, I’m heading to London to give some seminars.
Articles from Club Troppo
Various people like Margaret Court are stroppy that private companies like Qantas are supporting same sex marriage. I’m not too sure I can see a problem. This is largely self-interested behaviour from our corporates and the pursuit of that self-interest – sociopathic or otherwise – is mandated by securities law. Opponents to their conduct can boycott them if they wish.
There seem to be more and more claims that “hate speech” should not be entitled to the normal privileges of free speech. To my surprise, one of them is George Lakoff – famed cognitive scientist, philosopher and metaphor expert.
I’ve previously commented that Brian Howe was the great, quiet achiever of the Hawke/Keating years, who then turned around out of office and, rather than burnish his own reputation, got right on with the business playing a major role i
Here at Troppo, we’re not that big on inspirational videos. But, to use the immortal words of Groucho Marx, in this case we’ll I’m making an exception.
[cross-posted, slightly updated, from Pearls and Limitations]