The quaint idea that the intellectual property of Australia was somehow created by Aborigines, Anglos and (mostly) European postwar settlers misrepresents the truth.
But renewables are in fact more expensive, and if you want to cure high prices, the last thing you would do is dose up on the problem.
The root cause of the 'trilemma' is renewable energy. We could deliver reliability and affordability, as we have in the past, if we didn't have renewable energy targets.
A country with such abundant resources is incapable it seems, of handling matters of reliable supply, either in terms of affordability, or in terms of delivery.
All of which serves to underline the point that the hierarchies that dictate policy are not just hierarchies of people, but also of knowledge.
The weekly figures have been much higher than what the monthly data reveal only later. And remember, it is the monthly data that tends to be more accurate.
This can hardly be considered to be a divorce. Britain and the EU do not have any children to care for. Indeed an EU+1 will be stronger than the current situation.
Australia's worsening housing affordability problem is a largely self-inflicted: we first restrict and then tax the supply of new land.
In effect, QE is Monetary Socialism and has encouraged greater moral hazard since 2010.
The absurdity of this was underlined by Anthony Pratt informing us, 'Our cost of energy in America is 2½ times lower than Australia.'
All too often, these become cliches and are stretched to incredulity. Take this effort from the hapless South Australians.
It is claimed the neoliberal, free-market regime has resulted in unprecedented prosperity, but it has not.