THE GREENS: Policies, Reality and Consequences

“The road to Hell is paved …..”

I am very pleased to announce a new book from Connorcourt Publishing that I have had the privilege to edit, and that should appear in mid July just after the new green Senate is installed in Canberra.

The idea for this book came from an awareness of the alarming void in media analysis of the Greens’ policies at a time when they have been gaining in political strength.

This book brings together leading Australian experts who look at a wide range of their policies in detail – from Agriculture to Zoophytes – to reveal the practical consequences of these policies. The book suggests that the Greens have an uncontrollable urge to spend our money, a mania for legislative and regulatory control – of both institutions and individuals – a disturbing and unwarranted confidence in central planning and a belief that government knows best. Underlying this is a thoroughly naïve understanding of how the real world works.

The irony is that the Greens’ policies would not only destroy our economy but actually make the environment worse.

For further details of the twenty one contributors and the scope of the Green policies analysed in the book, please go to the Connorcourt website.


2 Responses to “THE GREENS: Policies, Reality and Consequences”

  1. Eric Jameson Says:

    On the subject of the carbon tax, climate change etc.:
    I don’t think it is a topic worth debating – clearly it is all nonsense.

    I think the real issue is just why Gillard and the Labor party are pursuing the matter with such determination. Gillard is not stupid – I doubt if she believes the climate change nonsense for even a second. Clearly if there was an election she would lose in a landslide. So why is she pushing so hard on the matter? One reason would be to keep the Greens’ support in parliament – but if there is an election this will hardly matter. So just what reason could she have for what she is doing?

  2. Bob Rogers Says:

    I think it’s easy, Eric. Labor has always worked on the theory of taxing the wealthy to ‘buy’ the poor – hence the ‘working families’ mantra of Rudd and Gillard. The Greens go even further, as Andrew points out in his article in the Weekend Australian, 16-17 July. They want to control how we think because, of course, none of us are capable, ourselves. Hence the secondary label “The watermelon party – green on the outside and red in the middle.” Thanks for your work, Andrew – I look forward to purchasing a copy.

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