Developing world

Richard Denniss: Should we all move to New Zealand?

Richard Denniss: Should we all move to New Zealand?

In an op/ed in the Canberra Times today, Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of The Australia Institute asks whether there is scope for hope on the left in an Abbott Prime Ministership. Denniss alludes to the oft-expressed desire of lefties […]

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

I promised when LP was revived that I would write a post on the crisis in the Catholic Church. I’d intended to do that during the Conclave, but like everyone else, I am surprised that the election of the new […]

Chavismo without Chávez

Chavismo without Chávez

Where the death of Hugo Chávez has been noticed in the Western media, it’s typically been framed in terms of two quite old polarities. Chávez and his movement began to encroach on the institutions of the State and of the […]

An effective malaria vaccine!

This is amazing – a (partially) effective vaccine for malaria. The full scholarly article on the Phase 3 clinical trial is here. In short, the vaccine reduced the incidence of malaria amongst vaccinated children by about half. It’s not a […]