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Titles of Articles

Below are titles of articles that have appeared in Optionality Magazine from January 1991 (bottom) to December 1998 (top), followed by (between brackets) author and associated links, when applicable.


December 1998 FINAL MONTHLY ISSUE
A. Looking back at Progress

November 1998 EDUCATION
A. 1+1=2? Try again, says Optionality!
B. Abbreviations and Symbols
C. The Anti-Literates (see: Audio-Visual Learning)

October 1998 SCHOOL UNIFORMS
A. Those disgusting school uniforms!

September 1998 HOMESCHOOLING
A. Optionality - a perspective not restricting points of view
B. Letter to NSW Homeschooling Committee
C. Homeschooling Methods

August 1998 POLITICAL REFORM
A. Political Reform
B. Open Letter to Boris Yeltsin (by Michael Darby)
C. Voluntaria: beyond politics!

July 1998 SOPHISM
A. Panta Rei (Edwin Thor)(see also Panta Rei)
B. Panta Rei (see also Sophism)

June 1998 OUT OF THE BOX
A. Beyond Technology

May 1998 NETWORKS
A. Wealth of Networks?
B. Whither IDentity?
C. Quotable Quotes (see also: Quotes)
D. Jester's Moment

April 1998 EDUCATION
A. Science: Truth or Fraud?
B. WHEN, the World Home Education Network (see also WHEN)

March 1998 WHAT IS OPTIONALITY?
A. What is Optionality? (B)

February 1998 LIBERTARIA
A. Libertaria

January 1998 FINANCE
A. The current Currency Crisis (subtitle: Public Debt - how high can you get?)
B. John Doolan's Wisdom

December 1997 THE WEB IS FREE!
A. Why online services will continue to be free
B. The WEB is free!

November 1997 EMPLOYMENT
A. The future is free

October 1997 CAPITALISM?
A. When Means become Ends
B. Numbering Nonsense

September 1997 HOMESCHOOLING
A. What is WHEN? (see also WHEN at the Optionality Network)
B. The Literacy Debate
C. Tax - the Enemy behind our Backs!

August 1997 SIGNS OF CHANGE
A. Signs of Change

July 1997 FREEDOM OF SPEECH
A. Freedom of Speech

June 1997 THE END OF MASS MARKETING
A. The changing Face of the Marketplace (B)

May 1997 IMPROVISATION
A. Improvisation versus Order
B. Improvisation in Music (see also Music that breaks the Rules)

April 1997 THIS IS OPTIONALITY
A. Interpretations of Optionality

March 1997 THE GREAT SEPARATION
A. The Great Separation

February 1997 THE INTERNET
A. The WEB is so different . . .

January 1997 FAMILY VALUES
A. Family Values? Let's stop playing politics!

December 1996 EDUCATION
A. Funding of Schools
B. Tertiary Education

November 1996 COMMUNICATIONS
A. Stop Broadening Broadcasting!
B. Optionality and Anarchy

October 1996 COMPETITION POLICY
A. Ruling across the Media
B. The Evil Side of Sport
C. Competition Policy's Limits

September 1996 THAT'S OPTIONALITY
A. Globalization - the Debate that isn't
B. Improvisation (C) (see: Improvisation in Music)
C. That's Optionality!
D. Optionality: Beyond Law and Order (B)

August 1996 VIRTUAL PRESENCE
A. The coming Post-Government Era (C) (see DonParagon's Vision of the Future)
B. Versatility in Personality

July 1996 THE END OF FACELESSNESS
A. Optionality: beyond Law and Order (see September 1996 version)
B. The Age of Facelessness
C. The Case against Science

June 1996 THE DEBATE ABOUT SCIENCE
A. About educational Methods
B. Why Optionality makes more sense than Science

May 1996 HOMESCHOOLING
A. Break the Chain!

April 1996 THE BIG PICTURE
A. Appreciating Appreciation
B. From the Perspective of Optionality

March 1996 FREE TRADE
A. The Trouble with Trade
B. Laisser Fair - Let the Dictator be?

February 1996 FREEDOM
A. Measuring Freedom
B. Beyond Rhetoric

January 1996 FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A. What is Optionality?
B. Beyond Criticism
C. Is Eating an Act of Violence?

December 1995 THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
A. The Sun rises in New Zealand
B. The Christmas Spirit

November 1995 PRESENTATION SPECIAL
A. The coming Post-Government Era (C) (see DonParagon's Vision of the Future)
B. Optionality in Practice
C. Creating Creativity

October 1995 TAKE OFF THE BLINKERS!
A. Vision of the Future (see DonParagon's Vision of the Future)
B. The Medium and the Message
C. Optionality by Comparison
D. The Measure of Success
E. Report from the Parallel Society (B)

September 1995 THE FUTURE OF WEALTH
A. Capitalism's Capitulation (see also When Means become Ends)
B. What Money cannot buy! (see also When Means become Ends)
C. The End of the Info Age

August 1995 VISION OF THE FUTURE
A. What YOU can do about it!
B. A Change in Culture (see DonParagon's Vision of the Future)
C. The Horror of School

July 1995 IT'S IMPROVISATION TIME
A. Improvisation Time (see: Vision of the Future)
B. Object against Objectivity!
C. The Problem with Science

June 1995 TEACHINGS BEHIND SCHOOL
A. Homeschooling in Queensland
B. Teachings behind School
C. What Attitude is taught at School?

May 1995 COMMUNICATIONS
A. The Telecom Charges Debate
B. The Message of Words
C. Optionality faces the Music

April 1995 BEYOND GOVERNMENT
A. The Rise and Fall of the Government (see DonParagon's Vision of the Future)
B. Beyond Government
C. Broadband Services - Standardization a Trap
D. How Education corrupts Research

March 1995 GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
A. The End of Newspapers?
B. Urban Development - the Government should get out of the Way!

February 1995 THE GREAT SEPARATION
A. Integrated Learning - the forbidden Alternative
B. Improvisation (B) (see Improvisation in Music)

January 1995 IMPROVISATION
A. Improving your Improvisation
B. Music that breaks the Rules (see also Improvisation in Music)
C. Improvisation (A) (see Improvisation in Music)
D. Beyond the Free Market
E. Optionality versus Voluntaryism

December 1994 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
A. Plan your Selves
B. About Civilization and Strangulation
C. Learning by Choice (see also Integrated Learning - the forbidden Alternative)
D. Optionality versus Possibility

November 1994 CULTURAL POLICY
A. Vulture Culture
B. More Taxi Tax
C. The Vision of TV
D. Let's go Beachwalking

October 1994 INFORMATION POLICY
A. The Information Conundrum
B. Access Restricted
C. Information Policy

September 1994 TOOLS OF TRADE
A. Integrated Learning (see also Integrated Learning - the forbidden Alternative)
B. Goofy Geography
C. The New Barter Trade
D. The Problem with Contracts

August 1994 HOMESCHOOLING
A. Why Homeschool (by Drs. Ben J. Mettes)
B. Mastering Music (see also Music that breaks the Rules and Improvisation in Music)
C. History: when Facts lie!
D. Choosing Child Activities
E. School makes Children sick!
F. The new Fluency
G. The new Insight (see also 1+1=2? Try again, says Optionality!)
H. Optionality versus Duality

July 1994 NOSTALGIA VERSUS INNOVATION
A. Optionality versus Parallelism
B. I.T.-phobia demasked!
C. The Terror of Territorialism
D. Peer Pressure Perils
E. Who owns our Ideas?
F. Report from the Parallel Society (A)
G. The new Co-existence

June 1994 DISEASES OF THE MIND
A. A Disease called Nationalism
B. A Disease called Uniformity (see also Those disgusting school uniforms!)
C. Why Homeschool? (by Action Man)

May 1994 EDUCATION
A. Learning Language
B. Trained Slaves
C. De-education - the Key to Society's Awakening (see also Deducation)
D. Why Homeschool? (by Marion Mettes)

April 1994 SELFREGULATION
A. The Deception of Self-Regulation
B. What Curriculum?
C. Why Homeschool (by DonParagon)
D. Interview with DonParagon

March 1994 INFRASTRUCTURE
A. The Information Super Highway to Security
B. Killed by School
C. Industrial Relations - Who represents the Customer?

February 1994 LEFT AND RIGHT
A. The new Divide
B. What's wrong with Capitalism (see also When Means become Ends)
C. The Mobile Revolution (see DonParagon's Vision of the Future)
D. Optionality versus the Truth

January 1994 STANDARDS
A. Standards of Measurement
B. The changing Face of the Marketplace (see also The changing Face of the Marketplace (B))

December 1993 THE NEW SLAVERY
A. The New Slavery (B)
B. The new Slave Trade
C. Democracy in Shares?

November 1993 CHANGING THE WAY WE WORK
A. The Return Home
B. Reform at work
C. Hierarchy is obsolete; the Future is Networks

October 1993 DEALING WITH THE GOVERNMENT
A. Dealing with the Government
B. An Independent Moreton
C. The coming Post-Government Era (see also DonParagon's Vision of the Future)
D. Ending the Government

September 1993 ADVANCED HOMESCHOOLING CURRICULUM
A. When Local Councils are short on Common Sense
B. The Sixth Step
C. And how would YOU end the Government?
D. The Four 'R's
E. The Math Myth (see also The new Insight and 1+1=2? Try again, says Optionality!)
F. What do we tell our Children?
G. A Children's Tale

August 1993 FINISHING THE PUBLIC SECTOR
A. The Fifth Step
B. Does the Ombudsman work?
C. Interview: Action Man goes R.I.P.
D. Socialization, socialization!
E. Can Internationalism end Nationalism?
F. Patris Bon: charged with something she did not do!

July 1993 THE OMBUDSMAN
A. The Fourth Step
B. Don't count on the Ombudsman!
C. The Patris Bon Case - continued
D. What is THEN? (see also WHEN at the Optionality Network)

June 1993 LIQUIDATION
A. When the Government is nothing but Wind
B. The Third Step
C. Double (Performance) Standards
D. The Patris Bon Case - adjourned again
E. Optionality versus Decentralization

May 1993 REFORM
A. Reform: the Alternatives
B. The Second Step
C. Working from Home
D. Victims of Crime deserve a Voice

April 1993 DEREGULATION
A. Deregulation
B. Political Program
C. The First Step
D. Supra-Nationalism shows its real Face

March 1993 HOME-EDUCATION
A. Funding of Education
B. A Queensland Home-Education Organization?

February 1993 THE NEW INDEPENDENCE
A. The New Independence
B. Optionality versus Tolerance

January 1993 INDEPENDENCE
A. How to get rid of government
B. Independence for Moreton!
C. Winding up the Government
D. Optionality versus Plurality

December 1992 FINANCE
A. The Deceit of Money
B. The Spiral of Debt

November 1992 FAMILY LIFE
A. Does the Government care about Childcare?
B. Free Tapdancing for all Children!
C. The Rhetoric of Literacy (see also The new Fluency)
D. Fair Trade Practices: Who is the fairest of all?

October 1992 CIVIL RIGHTS
A. Freedom of Communication (B)
B. Optionality versus Democracy

September 1992 FREE TRADE
A. $1 Million for Free Trade
B. The Taxi Tax

August 1992 MICRO-ECONOMIC REFORM
A. The Fall of the Puppetmaster
B. Corporatization: How to make the Elephant dance
C. Optionality versus Economic Rationalism

July 1992 HUMAN RIGHTS
A. The New Slavery (A)
B. When Rights become Burdens
C. The Republican Debate
D. Equality's qualities qualified

June 1992 TAXATION
A. Tax, the Enemy behind our Backs
B. Beyond the Liberation
C. More Freedom of Shopping

May 1992 PUBLIC DEBT
A. Is the Government Bankrupt?
B. Reject Public Debt!
C. Is the Law above the Law?
D. When both Left and Right are wrong

April 1992 BETTER CITIES
A. Town Planning Madness
B. The Shame of Public Roads
C. Interview: Action Man stopped in action

March 1992 SOCIAL WELFARE
A. The Social Welfare Myth
B. Super: Safety Net or Asset Trap?
C. Optionality versus Morality?
D. School is worse than Jail!

February 1992 THE WORLD'S POLICEMAN
A. Choice in Security Services
B. Nations United in Nationalism
C. Freedom of Communication (A)

January 1992 TOURISM AND IMMIGRATION
A. Xenophobia institutionalized
B. The Postal Agony continues

December 1991 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
A. Unemployment is a fabricated Problem
B. The Environment: The New Religion
C. Optionality versus Competition

November 1991 PROPERTY
A. Why Property is inappropriate
B. Optionality versus Diversity

October 1991 TRADE
A. The Essence of the Market-Economy
B. A National Trade Policy: Nurturing Incompetence

September 1991 THE MEDIA
A. Australia's Media and their hidden Message
B. The Struggle over Pay-TV
C. When Art is Propaganda!
D. Sport, Australia Rules

August 1991 HEALTH
A. Our Health System is sick!
B. Science: The failed Search for the Universal Truth

July 1991 PRIVATISATION
A. What if the Government goes broke?
B. There must be another way!

June 1991 RETAIL
A. Freedom of Shopping
B. Government running out of control

May 1991 THE JUDICIARY
A. Evil redefined
B. Judging the Judges

April 1991 TRANSPORT
A. The Shame of Public Transport
B. If offered Choice . . . choose Optionality!

March 1991 EDUCATION
A. Why School?
B. The University: From Ivory Tower to a House of Cards

February 1991 TELECOMMUNICATIONS
A. Austel: a State within a State?

January 1991 POSTAL SERVICES
A. The Agony of sending Letters by Mail
B. Where Liberty stops . . . and Optionality continues

 

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