Media

Recent articles in the Sydney Morning Herald

June 05, 2020

Australians should not be smug watching America's pandemonium. We have signs of the same dysfunction.

June 01, 2020

America's biggest problems never get solved – they just accumulate.

May 29, 2020

The government needed to bring unions and bosses together - fast. They chose a Labor and union man as their go-between - and it worked.

May 25, 2020

At first glance, the Chinese President's latest threats to Hong Kong and Taiwan don't make much sense.

May 22, 2020

State governments are locked in ugly arguments about who is right to be open and closed. Unprecedented? Absolutely not.

May 18, 2020

Australia's greatest ally is proving unreliable and not even especially capable.

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Video

Peter Hartcher discussess the rise of China with former foreign minister Julie Bishop, moderated by Tom Switzer: Centre for Independent Studies, November 28, 2019

Peter Hartcher discusses China's attempts to gain influence in Australia: Interview with Leigh Sales, 7.30, ABC, November 25, 2019

Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts: Interview with the Australian Institute of International Affairs, August 20, 2015
Aussie quality of life second in the world
Peter Hartcher discusses the results of the UN Human Development Index, which has ranked Australians' quality of life as the second best in the world.
 

Essays

November 30, 2011

Left behind: why the right keeps winning

 

Financial capitalism suffered a dreadful collapse in 2008 and the economies of the United States and Europe were devastated. Powerful voices called for the rich to pay more taxes to help rebuild. The odd thing was that the most resonant voices were those of the rich themselves. In the US it was the voice of the multibillionaire investor Warren Buffett; in Australia it was the voice of the wealthy investment banker Mark Carnegie.

October 31, 2011

The death of money

 

How America's cheap money addiction is inflating the next bubble and undermining faith in government.

May 09, 2006

Sun, surf and the birth of a new economic model

 

Unheralded and almost unnoticed, the world has seen the emergence of a new economic model.

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