Monthly Archives: September 2014

The shame of it all

Australia: The Lucky Country. Or so the saying goes. We have universal healthcare. Sure, it’s not perfect, but since its introduction in 1975, it’s evolved and grown. Our economy is large enough that we’re one of the G20. Despite our relatively low population, our links and financial situation makes us a regional power. We have truly unique wildlife – Koalas, Emus,… Read More »

The (4x) CEO Salary Cap problem

Every now and then I see a petition or article floating around about how CEO salaries should be capped at 4x the salary of the lowest paid employee. I think it’s one of those ideas that sounds so utterly charming and simple that it gets a lot of people on the bandwagon. Unfortunately, that simplicity… Read More »

Walking in the rain

Picture a rainy day with a partly covered sidewalk, with plenty of people walking along: Chances are you’ve got two choices – you can take the dry path, walking under the covered part of the sidewalk, and join the bigger crowd, taking longer to get from A to B. Or, if you don’t mind getting a bit wet to meet your objectives,… Read More »

Self entitlement and the naked celebrity

You’d almost have to be living under a rock in the western world at the moment to not be aware of the furore regarding leaked images of naked female celebrities, seemingly hacked from their iCloud accounts. This morning I overheard a conversation about it, which was primarily focused on the titillation of seeing a good looking female actors posing… Read More »