The Ghosts of Labor’s Past: We know Labor is in trouble in Australia—but they are not alone. In Europe increasing numbers of the public are turning to right rather than left wing to govern. Why?
One reason might be, paradoxically, that centre-left parties are too right wing: governments they lead struggle to find adequate policy responses, not least since most of them have abandoned state ownership as a civilising force for capitalism. But not everyone agrees with this assessment writes Rob Manwaring in the Australian Review of Public Affairs.