Recent articles in the Sydney Morning Herald

March 24, 2020

Peter Doherty won the Nobel prize in medicine for his work on the immune system. "I'm a disease and death guy," is how he explains it to the lay person.

March 23, 2020

There is a lot we can learn from our handling of the Spanish flu, such as not doing what we did then.

March 20, 2020

Australia acted early and rightly to control the spread of coronavirus, but then it faltered. Now its governments and authorities are pulling together to save as many lives and jobs as they can.

March 16, 2020

Official optimism about economic recovery is not to be trusted.

March 13, 2020

Health experts describe coronavirus, for most of the people infected, as a "very mild condition". Far more dangerous is the global panic. Australia's government, thus far, is performing well.

March 09, 2020

The public servants have acted decisively to meet the economic and health threats posed by COVID-19 - now it is the PM's turn.

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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.


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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