Prognostications from the Hon. P.J. Keating

An interesting read for all Keating fans is to be found at Margot Kingston’s blog. In a speech entitled The New Global Mosaic delivered to the Local Government Unlimited Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand on Monday, PJK reflects on the three economic long waves of the 20th century, and how he expects the third wave (the one we’re in now) to peter out in the next half dozen years unless there is some action in North Asia. He also comments on the current US administration’s aggressive unilateralism, and that unless there is a return to a more liberal notion of internationalism, there will be a ‘geo-strategic uncertainty of a kind that is debilitating and broadly unnecessary’.