by Peter Saul
Recently in Australia, there have been several examples in the media of political and corporate leaders debating what it is they should and should not be held accountable for; e.g.
The previous Prime Minister, John Howard, argued that the six interest rate rises since his
government came to power were not his responsibility but rather were a result of factors
beyond his control such as “the continuing strength of the economy”, “the drought” and “the high level of oil prices”.(continue…)