A bad leader gets worse

For the past weeks, the NSW (still) premier Berejiklian has made big announcements about the vaccination rate in NSW. She tried to sell this to the public as her achievement, while the daily cases went from hundreds to well over 1000. It was Berejiklian who imposed a lockdown way too late and thereby the NSW crisis started. She even ridiculed others who quickly and timely decided for lockdowns as a means to stop virus spread.

The sudden and dramatic increase in vaccination rate in NSW is to a large extent a result of fear among the public in view of the large number of new infections per day. It is certainly not a success for Berejiklian.

The late NSW lockdown is nothing but a consequence of involving the business lobby directly or indirectly in the government decision making process. And we all know how close the liberal government is to business. Lockdown is bad for business and no-lockdown is bad for the health of the population and ultimately bad for the nation.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/nsw-records-1220-covid19-cases-eight-deaths/100439846

Anthony Webb sends a note…

Look what I found in my letter box this morning. A hand-written note from someone ? That’s nice – or is it ? I quickly realise that while it looks like a hand-written note, it is a print of a hand-written note. So, it is not just for me – it has been put in many letter boxes this morning. “Oh yeah, they do that…” – Come on, this is borderline if not outright illegal behaviour on behalf of Philip Webb Real Estate. Misleading potential clients is not OK by law.

One thing is clear: if I ever decide to sell my house, Philip Webb will not be involved (I might send them a hand-written note after I sold my house, though.)

Frydenberg’s lack of memory

Josh Frydenberg jumped up and down during the long Melbourne lockdown. He attacked the Andrews government left right and center. When his ideas ran out, he simply said publicly “Get on with it” directed and Daniel Andrews, who at the time was sacrificing his night rest for the state and health of its people. And yet, for Frydenberg, political gain was more important.

The same Josh Frydenberg now sees it fit to accuse the Victorian government of politicising the pandemic. Can you believe it ? Has he forgotten his own words and doings ? He clearly does not carry the burden of being a real leader. He clearly is nothing else but a gutless low level political operator.

Lina Khan – New Federal Trade Commission Head

On 15th June, Lina Khan was made head of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by Joe Biden. Minutes later, Amazon cried out against her in fear, claiming she was unsuitable because of a bias against the tax-evading giant Amazon. Of course she is “biased” against Amazon. That is why she became the new FTC head. Amazon is a global player who is well known for not paying even the most reasonable tax amounts in countries where they do business by utilising law loop holes.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/02/new-study-deems-amazon-worst-for-aggressive-tax-avoidance

That was OK under Trump. It is not OK under Biden. How can we allow one of the biggest global businesses to get away with large scale tax avoidance? America is better than that and Lina Khan will show that it is. That is the plan and the vulgar Amazon response to Lina being head of FTC is proof of their fear of being caught. And Lina has all required pre-requisites – not bias. In 2017 she wrote an article in the Yale Law Journal “Amazon’s Anti-Trust Paradox”. There is now even a new “global corporate minimum tax” movement supported by over 130 countries:

https://www.reuters.com/business/countries-backs-global-minimum-corporate-tax-least-15-2021-07-01/

How is someone biased by relevant knowledge and understanding ? A bias exists when an opinion is formed in spite of better knowledge. Not the case with Lina. Go Lina and show them!

Lina interview of 2019

Lina’s personal website: http://www.linamkhan.com/