The John Hyde Archives

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


After WA Inc.

Politics  Cronyism 

  • WA Inc affected Western Australia in four ways: It cost a lot of money; it set in place a lot of structures and practices; it seriously injured the public service; it cost our good reputation in important places such London, Tokyo and New York. The most basic error was ethical in nature, our political and business leaders had a problem recognising that the circumstance and actions were not truthful and fair to all parties.

Who Will Govern Us?

Politics  Philosophy  Regulation 

  • Why concentrated vested interests will prevail over general interests is due to public choice theory. However, Australia is moving towards a liberal direction and it will depend on how fast we can liberalise our economy compared to other countries.