Julia Gillard Makes No Sense

Julia Gillard is not stupid. But as Forrest Gump said, ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’ And there could hardly be anything more stupid than putting a punitive tax on the resource – cheap carbon fuels – that has underpinned the fastest ever growth in development and standards of living around the world, including health and education, and …

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Anyone interested in education should read this article, ‘The Shadow Scholar,’ in the Chronicle of Higher Education. ‘Ed Dante’ makes a living writing essays for school and university students. A teenager asked me a couple of week ago whether school and university qualifications were of benefit in finding work in the IT industry. I said no. …

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