As 75% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050, American visionary Benjamin Barber believes we should tear down nations in favour of an advanced network of global cities
Three extremely different candidates, undecided voter bases and the threat of the countryside coming to town… The French election is more than a little confused, albeit entertaining, flip of the coin.
The wave of nationalism sweeping across the globe may sing a new song, but its chorus is a tale as old as time.
Fake news, whether we like it or not, is a reality. However, as a problem that is only going to grow larger, should we move to ban it? Or is that in itself, a silencing of free speech?
The PolitiScope podcast dissects the next great social question of our time: should we implement a universal income moving forward, or will that push us back?
Yesterday, the Turnbull Government reached peak Turnbull Government, in that they’ve become fluent in doublespeak, using it on multiple fronts.
Holland’s banding together to deny Geert Wilders prime ministership in the Dutch election yesterday is a bold example of what can be achieved elsewhere.
Lately, it seems that Canberra can only agree to disagree. So, I’ve taken the liberty of forming three policies that could pass without complaint.
This International Women’s Day, our Publisher Alexandra pays homage to 10 inspiring women across science, technology, medicine and politics who may not be household names – but who should be remembered as shaping our path.
While we can question the acts of Trump and co, I contend that we’ve misread the rise of populism. In fact, I believe we should blame ourselves for confusing politics with entertainment.
PolitiScope podcast speak to Robin Margo SC and The Big Smoke’s publisher Alexandra Tselios about Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia this week.
Last week, Tony Blair took it upon himself to change the minds of those who voted for Brexit. As he is one of those responsible for circumstances that enabled the vote, perhaps he should quietly slip to the background.
I recently returned home after years abroad, to find my country beset by stereotype. It’s time we question the truth – and our own thoughts – before lasting damage is done.
Cory Bernardi flying the coop is, for the most part, harmless. However, with the hen house door ajar, the next one to go could be the start of something serious.
As the recent Berkeley protest against Milo Yiannopoulos shows, we are facing a political future split into “the ‘Libtards’ vs the racists”, where neither camp will get anything done.
Ah, Thursday. What happened while you were asleep? Well Malcolm’s selfie donation went down poorly, Trump named another conservative to a post and Iran revealed something they promised the US they wouldn’t.
One week after polluting the oval office, it seems that President Trump has also piddled in the dating pool.
Finding someone to vote for is hard enough without politicians changing their positions as the wind blows. Merkel’s New Year’s address just confused every German going to the polls in 2017.
While the west turns more nationalist, Right-wing and nativist, Putin is viewing a better seat at the table. After 20 years in the shadows, Russia once again takes center-stage, fanning the flames of a new global ideology.
The change in political thought brought on by Brexit and Trump has formalised the world of PR in the democratic process. So what’s #Nexit?
How do you reverse a lousy year and enjoy Christmas? The Big Smoke looks to Australian pollies for Chrimbo inspo. What traditions do they treasure, and who will they spend the big day with?
With the backpacker tax now official, I say it’s time we all stop complaining about who did what to who, and gulp the facts down with a heavy dose of salt.