Evatt Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3 June 2003
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News & views
Coping with imperialism
Martha Nussbaum grieves for a fading vision of international community.
Norman Madarasz rescues Plato from the neo-cons, eloquently.
The new public intellectuals are out there
Tim Dunlop gives the lowdown on the 'weblogging' phenomenon.
On 'fabricating' history
Stuart Macintyre disciplines Keith Windschuttle.
Economic rationalism & privatisation
20 years on, Michael Pusey walks on the dark side.
The UK's PPPs are rotting to the core, argues Colin Couch.
Vale Tas Bull
Rowan Cahill looks back at the wharfie leader's life.
Wanted: accountability & equality
President's perspective, by Bruce Childs.
The Commonwealth budget, health & education
Labor leader Simon Crean's budget speech in reply.
Frank Stilwell finds deep budget problems and downright trickery.
Fred Argy remembers the 'forgotten people'.
Ever wondered what a global jobs strategy might look like? John Langmore's actually got one.
Evatt Breakfast Seminar: Australia's retreat from egalitarianism
Australia is in the throes of a major re-evaluation of its egalitarian values, as we steadily turn our backs on social norms we once considered untouchable. In a very special seminar, the Evatt Foundation proudly presents Frank Stilwell, Fred Argy and Hugh Stretton talking about equality. You are unlikely to ever have another opportunity to hear these three distinguished economists discuss this topic together. It's happening in Sydney on 8 July.
Exhibition: Mary Alice Evatt 'Mas' 1898-1973
Having floored them in Bathurst, Melbourne and Albury, the Mary Alice Evatt ('Mas') Exhibition is finally in Sydney, where it has been opened by Justice Michael Kirby.
The 2003 Australian social policy conference
Yep, two years are up and it's on again. The UNSW Social Policy Research Centre presents the 2003 national conference on 9-10 July. The theme is social inclusion and this is your only other opportunity to hear keynote speaker Hugh Stretton on his visit to Sydney, along with everybody else in the social policy field.
Toward a science of wellbeing
2002 Nobel economics laureate, Daniel Kahneman, will give a public lecture on wellbeing at UNSW on 14 July. The 2001 Nobel prize winner, Joseph Stiglitz, says Kahneman has shown "not only that individuals sometimes act differently than standard economic theories predict, but that they do so regularly, systematically, and in ways that can be understood and interpreted through alternative hypotheses."
The history of economic thought
The 16th conference of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA) will be held on 15-18 July in Melbourne at the Australian Catholic University. Keynote speaker is Neil De Marchi.
Jazz does Jericho at the Basement
A "Melting the razor wire" jazz concert for asylum seekers in detention will be held on 20 July at Sydney's top jazz-soul-blues venue, featuring the Catholics, Vince Jones and Jackie Orszaczky.
Is Europe the hope of the world?
In a timely event, UNSW is presenting its public Europa Lecture on 31 July, featuring the former Italian centre-left Prime Minister, Giuliano Amato, speaking on "A renewed Europe for a better world".
War & peace
The sun rises on a militaristic Japan, writes Tom Uren.
Somebody else's civil war
Bush is bin Laden's puppet, writes Cheryl Deer.
Australia loads the dice against working mothers
It's not easy, writes Diana Groves.
The ALP's challenges
Thank God for William Deane, writes Steven Presley.
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