Winter 2020: Shifting sands: ag policy in a post-truth era

Winter 2020: Shifting sands: ag policy in a post-truth era


This winter edition explores a number of themes in relation to the increasingly difficult environment of policy development in a post-truth era. How is truth established in today’s world, where alternative facts and fake news are blamed by those on every side of every debate for diminishing their ‘truthful’ position? If we accept that the basis for good policy is truth, which is derived from objective facts and consensus-building through reason and logic, then the post-truth environment is anathema to good policy.

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