The John Hyde Archives

Historic archive of articles and newspaper columns written by former Australian politician John Hyde OAM.

When Elephants Mate

Politics  Economics 

  • Corporatism (consensus of elected elites) can produce good outcomes, Singapore, Austria and Sweden are often cited as good examples of successful corporatist governments. However, only fools expect elites to remain benevolent even if they started that way. It is in the human nature to use power to guard personal status.