Recent qualms about the fact-free drift of the political conversation often miss complexities about what exactly are facts. Nobody that we all trust (as we might perhaps trust a recently published atlas to tell us the capital of a country) can tell us whether millions of people in California illegally voted for Clinton.
The preliminary report from the Finkel Review of electricity market security will be presented to COAG today. Leaked versions indicate that the report notes the urgent need for long-term policy certainty on climate change and that some policies (such as carbon pricing) reduce emissions at lower cost than others (renewable energy targets or regulation).
The library of Babel is a short story by Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), that describes a near-infinite library containing all possible 410-page books whose sentences were created from 25 basic characters (22 letters, the period, the comma, and the space).