In pondering authoritarian under-labouring, this chapter positions the discipline of criminology, critical criminology, preoccupation with national policy, and national intellectual communities as distractions when the planet is in peril. Dancing with authoritarianism should imply even more wariness of suppressed criticality in societies where arrest, and worse, for local colleagues can await the critical. Peter Drahos believes that crisis has cascaded to the point where earth systems are shifting to new equilibria at a pace that overwhelms the top speed at which market equilibria can shift. Mutual learning between liberal and authoritarian capitalism may be the only hope of survival. Critical criminology certainly has well intended progressive pretences toward dominant hoops. Criminologists in Australia might be the ones to detect early specific risks of financial crime before they afflict the geopolitically central economies of tomorrow like China and India. It is the sparkers who can ignite and enliven a panorama of such players, and more, contest transformative politics.