Preparing for the Worst
Preparing for the worst isn't a zero-sum game. It can also save you money and give you peace of mind.
While it is impossible to predict the future, one can anticipate what might be headed our way by observing the behaviours of today.
While it's no guarantee of the future, history will demonstrate that whatever people can get away with today, they'll always try for more.
That's true of individuals, who rarely quit while they're ahead, but it's equally valid for the government.
They know that if they can convince the public of one thing, they can try again on a slightly larger scale.
That's alarming when you recall the authoritarian COVID madness or the outrageous tax grabs by various governments. The fact that they have gotten away with it suggests more to come.
Even if the government changes political stripes, their successors will still be drawn to do better than their predecessors.
That's what has me so concerned about the future of Australia.