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Tag Archives: trust in government.
We have lost trust in our governments and in mainstream political parties. Politicians, the media and corporate interests have been responsible for alienating governments from the people who elect them, creating fertile ground for populists.
A turning point in Australian political life was the 2013 election when Abbott set about destroying what remained of trust in government and of trust in social and political institutions, including traditions of dispassionate and objective inquiry.
I sense that there is great public concern that both the government and opposition keep playing the political and personal game at the expense of informed public discussion of important policy issues. We have become concerned about the trustworthiness of … Continue reading
You might be interested in part 2 of these articles on the Nordics. In my earlier postcard from Denmark, I described the Nordic success. I didn’t mention that they are rated the happiest people in the world, have the lowest … Continue reading