The hum of incandescent flood lights held my pulse soberly. I pulled my eyes back from the window, returning to the dull baby blue hospital ward. The social worker waited for my full attention.
Consciously, I rotated my torso back to face her, put down the rubber band I’d been fiddling with and tried once again.Read More
In Australia, the superannuation industry has a young upstart company working to drive the transition towards renewable energy and ethical superannuation investment. Founded in 2014 by Simon Sheikh, Kirstin Hunter and Adam Verwey, Future Super has led by example with their ethical investment strategy. As one of the best performing funds over the last twelve months, we thought it best to turn to the ethical investment experts to better understand the future of the superannuation industry in Australia.Read More
‘Jim, we’re going to have to make it quick today. I’m running low on time today’. I called out as I swung my bag into the trunk and sat down into the passenger seat.
‘Well have you ever run out of it?’
‘Time. Have you ever run out of time?,’ He glanced over briefly.
‘No but that’s not what I- ‘. I was interrupted by a burst of laughter. I know few people who laugh as openly at their own jokes as Jim. You’d always know if Jim were happy with a joke he’d made; the whole room would.
“That’s where the time came in, that I have all this time, but I’m not using my time well or managing my time well, or being productive or I couldn’t account for my time.
And it just became incredibly apparent that all of that language was capitalist language and that I needed another language because capitalist language wasn’t serving me. Right? I did things all day, I had lists, but I felt like shit at the end of the day. And that doesn’t make for a good parent.”Read More
Throughout history, once outrageous ideas often find themselves with public support many years later.
A policy option on the table today may not necessarily be on the table tomorrow. In 2020, the moving target of public opinion is shifting faster and faster with each crisis and historic event. While it doesn’t always materialise in such a way, policymakers are beholden to what is deemed acceptable in what political scientists call the Overton Window. Developed in the mid-1990’s by Joe Overton of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, the Overton Window is a ‘model for understanding how ideas in society change over time and influence politics’.Read More
I didn’t see the truck until I was already halfway down the street. Nestled between just behind the neighbours house was a refrigerated truck filled with chunks of meat hanging from the ceiling. I saw the outline of a small body with a few scraps of greyish skin still attached.
My stomach churned. I turned away.
Dismounting, I walked my bicycle down our driveway. I didn’t want to look at the neighbours again, but I heard the woman call out ‘There were prints in the driveway this morning so I figured it was time to get the shipment.’Read More
‘No one really knows what happened to Alberta.’
‘Has it always been that bad?’
‘It doesn’t matter.’ He hung his head.
A few seconds later, he mumbled; ‘Fucking DC. I nearly lost it all for that.’’
Through the Lens with Dr. Gordon Menzies Part 1 – Fundamentals, Factory Pollution and Environmental Economics Geoff Miller – Politics and Economics In our interview series, Through the Lens, we seek the foresight of experts on various issues to shed clarity on the muddy waters of our climate-changed future. What does science tell us? What…Read More
Excuse Me, is the Sirloin Steak Lab Grown? Geoff Miller – Culture and Philosophy It is 2038. You’re at a dinner party with friends. Just as the host is bringing out the main meal, the friend on your left asks ‘Excuse me, is this steak cultured?’ With an almost indistinguishable smirk, the chef assures the…Read More
It’s no secret that in the face of a global pandemic residents of major cities worldwide have found some solace in the clear blue skies they have been experiencing over the past few months. Among the endless flow of COVID-19 content have been shocking images of a smog-less Los Angeles, an unrecognisable New Delhi and a bright sunny New York City.Read More