Posts by Ed Butler

Once, I wrote things for money. Now, I do not. So I have thoughts, and think them here.

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Sticks and stones

If threats of violence are the demarcating line of permissible free speech, why aren’t we talking about mental health as well as physical, asks Ed Butler.

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Piketty a gift from the political gods

The arrival of a mundane French economist saying extraordinary things has come at the perfect time for Australia’s progressives. Are they able to take advantage of it?, asks Ed Butler.

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A victory for populism

Well, there we have it. The Premier of Australia’s most populous state has caved to a populist campaign by the …

Coward outrage

Sometimes the sexism that still exists in society raises its head in such a blatant yet nefarious way as to …

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The price of ignorance

So Cory’s at it again. During the silly season, when newsrooms are skeletally staffed and desperate for content, he chose …

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Freedom to infuriate

The Abbott government appears to be going out of its way to infuriate its opponents, but to what end? Ed Butler is on the case.

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The first hundred days

It’s an Americanism, to be sure, but the idea that the first 100 days of a presidency (or in this …

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