Adelaide is becoming a hub for higher education.
Many of the greatest composers and musicians do their best work in extreme confinement but we are seeing it in other fields – uses of technology to link people together in networks to solve problems and almost certainly we’ll get better ideas than we would from them just doing it on their own.
As with products on supermarket shelves, the public has a right to know where their financial products and services come from.
Spreading an idea is hard work.
I can think of nothing worse than a think-tank where everybody agreed.
Before the Second World War, L’Oreal in France was an active supporter of the French fascists. The cosmetic group’s founder Eugene Schueller was an active member of the ‘Cagoule’ group, committed to the violent overthrow of the Third Republic, and hosted meetings at Oreal headquarters.
Immigration isn’t always good for the economy or jobs.
Capitalism is not so much an aberration as a step on an evolutionary path, and one that contains within it some of the answers to its own contradictions.
L’Oreal’s slogan ‘because you’re worth it’ has come to epitomise banal narcissism of early 21st century capitalism; easy indulgence and effortless self-love all available at a flick of the credit card.
Societies can easily talk themselves into conflict and misery. But they can also talk, and act, their way out.