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Opinion: How Marxism Explains Everything

Opinion: How Marxism Explains Everything

  Written by Priya De “You may have come across communist memes on social media. The man, the meme, the legend behind this trend is Karl Marx… The political philosopher turned 200-years-old on May 5, but his ideas can still teach us about the past and present.” This...
Opinion: Inequality, and Why it’s Misleading

Opinion: Inequality, and Why it’s Misleading

  By Brodie Fennell, Edited by James Penfold At present, Australia and the world are facing grim economic prospects. To liberals such as myself, future economic growth looks increasingly unsustainable in a world dominated by populists and disruptors on both the left...
The Utility of Free Speech

The Utility of Free Speech

  By James Penfold Have you ever been enjoying yourself, probably at a party or a family dinner, or maybe just scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, when someone ‘gets political’? Maybe it’s your crazy uncle (or even your reasonable uncle after a few glasses of...
Guns don’t kill arguments; people kill arguments.

Guns don’t kill arguments; people kill arguments.

Written by Brodie Fennell, Edited by James Penfold In my first entry into the PPE magazine I thought I would engage in one of my favourite pastimes. Specifically, using informal logic to examine and make sense of the current world of politics. In doing so, I thought I...