The John Hyde Archives

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

Whither the Liberals

Politics  Economics 

  • There are three philosophical positions: 1) The Dries (Free market advocates), 2) The Wets (Keynesian Big Govt advocates) and 3) The Uglies (preservers of status quo).
  • Due to the people seeing political corruption, a demagogue may just get enough support by posing as a Dry or Wet to turn the Opposition's philosophy away from a more open, free and personally responsible position.
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