The Dentith Files – A Residential Tenancy Act Conspiracy?

Between 2008 and 2010, Matthew Dentith first joined 95bFM’s Simon Pound, then José Barbosa, on Sunday mornings to talk about conspiracy theories. Listen, as they say, again!

I’m told I rambled a little today and that I need to be a little less abtract, what with my zigging off into ‘They believe X when really they should believe Y’ and being a little too ‘conversation with a mate’ rather than elucidating you, the audience.

So, will try better next time.

The Dentith Files

A little something for The Dentith Files this week. Matthew looks at how conspiracy theories are constructed and how people think them up. To illustrate Matthew takes the Residential Tenancy Act and brews up a conspiracy around it.

Further reading

Here’s the original Herald article that Matthew uses.


About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.