Since our soft launch in April 2019, Technical Politics has published or authored 325 articles on public policy and current affairs, mostly from the English-speaking world. This would not have been possible without agreements to republish content from a number of top publications, independent scholars, public policy institutes and think tanks – including Alt Market; Bill Blain; Briefings for Brexit; the Bruges Group; the Christian Institute; Christian Concern; the Centre for Independent Studies; the Centre for Social Justice; Erico Tavares; Gains, Pains & Capital; Parental Rights; the Rutherford Institute; Sic Semper Tyrannis; and, Worthy House – to whom we are very grateful.
We will look to increase our output from think tanks and public policy institutes over the next few months, and would love to hear from you, if you have content that you think would be relevant.
So it’s a modest beginning, but here were our top five articles in October 2019:
No. 1. The Social Decay that We See All Around Us Is Absolutely Breathtaking (340 views)
“Throughout human history we have seen great nations rise and fall, and for many of them it was not actually an external threat that took them down. When the social decay inside a society gets bad enough, it is just a matter of time before that society falls apart. That is why what is happening to the United States is so deeply troubling. Everywhere around us there is evidence that the social order in this country is rotting. At one time we were the most respected nation on the entire planet, but now we have become the laughingstock of the world. And instead of setting a good example for the rest of us, our leaders are some of the greatest examples of corruption and filth.”
No. 2. Larry C. Johnson: The Failed FBI Plot to Paint Trump Doing Deals with Putin (205 views)
“To appreciate the lies and corruption that are the foundation of the conspiracy to destroy the Presidency of Donald Trump by the FBI, the CIA and the DNI, one need only look at how Robert Mueller lied about FBI informants who were targeting the Trump team.
“Let us look specifically at Felix Sater. Felix Sater has been a fully signed up Confidential Human Source for the FBI since 1998. His original plea deal was signed off on by Mueller’s deputy, Andrew Weismann. But you would not know any of this if you relied solely on the Mueller Report.”
No. 3. High Impact Conventionals: A Realist Approach to Nuclear Disarmament (107 views)
“It is axiomatic that the worst place to be in a nuclear war is in a country with nuclear weapons, yet to this day, nuclear weapons are considered to be the ultimate sign of prestige in international relations, and represent for many countries an important guarantor of territorial integrity.
“Particularly notable is the role that nuclear weapons play in allowing nuclear states dominance over non-nuclear states in territorial or border disputes. Which non-nuclear state would dare launch a major conventional attack against a nuclear power?”
No. 4. Mother Sues Gender Identity Clinic over Puberty Blockers (67 views)
“The mother of a 15-year old teenage girl who was referred to the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children and adolescents is suing it over the administration of puberty blocking drugs, and, supported by a former clinician, is crowdfunding for support. Several critics have argued that the only way the practice of ‘transitioning’ minors will end is for people to sue the clinics responsible.
“The mother, referred to in court as ‘Mrs A’, argues that the administration of these puberty blocking drugs should be stopped until a review has been conducted and more knowledge comes to light about their effect.”
No. 5. Outcomes-Based School Funding Easier Said than Done (55 views)
“There’s good reason to support government rhetoric about becoming more ‘outcomes-driven’. Who doesn’t want “an ongoing focus on value for money” as proposed by the NSW Government’s approach?
“Momentum has been gathering to correct the misplaced perspective that sees education issues exclusively in terms of inputs (namely, how much money is being pumped in), to one based on outcomes.
“This flips the conventional wisdom that funding should be decided simply according to the students coming into a school, to one based on what schools are actually doing for their students.”