The populist idea that a ‘balanced budget’ is good for the economy is based on pure propaganda: repeat the lie often enough and it becomes ‘true’. A sensibly designed, ongoing deficit provides a much better way.
This is a proposal for a fast high capacity railway system to meet Australia's inter-city passenger and freight transport needs beyond the oil-fuel era and into the renewable energy era, which the proposed high speed rail system will not do.
My idea is to create a few days a year where at least one adult per family, including visitors, is expected to attend to commun horticultutal work. This will allowe exchange of knowledge and a break in peoples lifes.
We basically learn parenting from our parents who in turn learnt it from their parents. In most cases it is ineffective so we perpetuate this bad parenting,continuing to make the same mistakes. We need to learn parenting from experts, not amateurs.