Meaner society

I take all of these types of polls with a grain of salt, but… apparently the respondents to a recent poll (of 1,000 ppl) believe the country is “less fair”, but that Howard has managed the economy well.

Although the economy has been strong under Howard’s watch, one could argue that Howard has ridden a wave created by previous Labor governments, and that he is killing future economic growth through attacks on education and research and development (particularly in the alternative energy sector).

Interesting poll, nonetheless. Given Howard’s poll-driven nature, I wonder if we’ll see any changes in policy? Nah – probably not…