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thoughtfood for the twentyfirst century and the global general crisis

Oh, wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!

How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,

That has such people in ’t!

(Miranda, The Tempest)

Victoria: Australia’s COVID-19 state of exception

At the change of one’s expression, they rise in the air, soaring up and then perching in a flock. [The Master] said,The hen pheasant by the mountain bridge,What timeliness! What timeliness!Zilu bowed towards them, but with three sniffs, they flew off. Confucius, Analects Seven months have now passed since a state of emergency was declaredContinue reading “Victoria: Australia’s COVID-19 state of exception”

Pressure is rising as Melbourne’s lockdown tightens

The pandemic induced chokehold on Melbourne’s population is starting to bite. Just one month into the second metropolitan-wide CoViD-19 lockdown and the pressure on people’s day to day lives is starting to show, tempers are beginning to fray. Right from the beginning of the lockdown regimes there were consistent, credible and widespread reports of extremelyContinue reading “Pressure is rising as Melbourne’s lockdown tightens”

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