Author: Duncan Wallace

New Economy Journal Managing Editor
Duncan is a PhD student at Monash Law School, where he researches the history and philosophy of corporate legal personality. He has graduate qualifications in economics and law, and his BA was in metaphysics. He has worked as a co-operative enterprise consultant and for the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, and has tutored in Trusts Law and Aboriginal Cultural Studies.

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East Timorese Farming Co-operatives and Credit Unions

East Timorese co-ops were the subject of an interesting panel event in Melbourne in late August. Hosted by 888 Causeway Co-operative, the event featured Elsa Pinto and Lanu de Sousa, both East Timorese community developers undertaking masters courses in Melbourne. Elsa Pinto works with farming Read More …

Overpopulation is Not the Problem: The Misanthropy behind I=PAT

Overpopulation is Not the Problem The New Economy Journal has featured a number of articles this year on the “population problem”: Haydn Washington’s “Denying overpopulation is a double tragedy”; Mark Diesendorf’s “An Environmental Science Perspective on Population”; and Kurt Johnson’s “Scott Morrison’s Population Crisis”. All Read More …

Labor’s Problem: Too Far Right of Public Opinion

We live in a world where public opinion has “only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy”, or at least that was what was found by a Princeton University study of American democracy. Based on the statistical evidence, they conclude that the US Read More …

Pay the Rent, Part 1: The Uluru Statement from the Heart – Self-Determination?

Last month I attended an event on the Uluru Statement and Indigenous Self-Determination, held at Melbourne Law School. The chair of the panel was Dr Shireen Morris, the Labor candidate for Deakin at the upcoming federal election, and one of the principal architects of the First Nations Voice proposal. The Voice is controversial. Lidia Thorpe, a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman and former Victorian Greens MP, said recently, “Don’t support the Statement from the Heart because it didn’t come from the heart – it came from Noel Pearson and Mark Leibler.” Read More …