Mark Fabian

Mark Fabian

Mark Fabian is a doctoral candidate in economics at the Crawford School for Public Policy, The Australian National University. He blogs at markfabian.blogspot.com.au

Time to Draw the Line in the Sand on Trigger Warnings

Time to Draw the Line in the Sand on Trigger Warnings

The arguments around trigger warnings tend to relate either to psychology or cultural politics. Starting with the science, advocates argue that trigger warnings are important for protecting trauma victims from episodes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety provoking material. The case that kicked the movement off was a rape

Mark Fabian
Mark Fabian
Education
Confusion About -Isms is Compounding Schisms

Confusion About -Isms is Compounding Schisms

America has a deeply confused understanding of liberalism, neo-liberalism, conservatism and progressivism. Thanks to the outsize influence of US politics on global discourse, this confusion is slowly infecting other countries. It’s a dangerous disease because it prevents the articulation of a consistent framework for analysing policy, which leaves the

Mark Fabian
Mark Fabian
History
Socialism is worse than capitalism—you want a welfare state

Socialism is worse than capitalism—you want a welfare state

The rise to prominence of Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders has seen a return of ‘socialism’ to the vernacular. The political movements behind these two men have frequently sought to associate popular welfare policies, notably universal health care, with socialism. Both of them seem to be suffering from a degree

Mark Fabian
Mark Fabian