Steven Friedman

We should give political parties more money

If supporters do it for democracy — and not to gain favour — then it needn’t be secret

Material change to electoral system remains elusive

Expectations that the Constitutional Court’s recent ruling on independent candidates may give the majority of voters a stronger voice are premature and largely unwarranted

Government’s Covid-19 science mask is slipping

The government’s professed reliance on science to justify its response to the pandemic reveals both its overconfidence and its insecurities about getting citizens to cooperate

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