Rafe’s roundup 4 July

World news. This is one of my favorite blogs. This is another good one as well.

Climate news. Warming pause approaches 18 years. The cost of renewables.

Ageing celebrities. Remember Ralph Nader?

Nice picture of a big tree.

Books. First editions that you might have been looking for. Recognition for Sean Gabb, a prolific British libertarian.

In the USA. A win for Obama over the US economy. Canadian oil for the Asians.

Around the town. IPA HEY. The Sydney Institute. Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Liberty on the Rocks, the notice board for the ATA: Quadrant on line, Mannkal Foundation, Centre for Independent Studies.

Around the town with Lorenzo, a strolling player. [One] [Two]

The Black Steam Train, not a lot of action but keep him on your radar.
Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch Dog. Don Aitkin. Jim Rose, feral and utopian!

For nerds. Melvyn Bragg’s radio program.

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9 Responses to Rafe’s roundup 4 July

  1. Baldrick

    Climate news. Warming pause approaches 18 years.

    The RSS shows a big fat zero in global mean temperature change for 17 years and 10 months.
    No wonder Gore won’t take questions from the meja. Not that any of the brat pack in Canberra would dare question the self confessed guru.

  2. For Golden-Age detective stories which mock Golden-Age detective stories whilst, simultaneously, providing classic, ingenious (and, at times, hilarious) Golden-Age detective stories, do check The Books of Leo Bruce blog; I have so far provided full texts of Case for Three Detectives and the regrettably out-of-print Case with Ropes and Rings, and I’m currently posting chapters of Case without a Corpse which, sadly, is also out of print.

  3. Poor Old Rafe

    Pleased to see that Deadman is a devotee of Thomas Love Peacock, my favorite is Crotchet Castle.

  4. Yes, one of these days I’ll manage to update the Thomas Love Peacock Society site.

  5. AP

    Imagine the size of chainsaw you’d need for that tree! I wonder how many dunny rolls it’d make?

  6. Disillusioned

    Thanks Rafe. I found Walter Williams lecture most revealing . http://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/
    An absolute must watch.

  7. Lem

    I must say, I do enjoy browsing the Utopia site, which I think I found via you POR posting here sometime ago, which is full of gems that has made me realise something I had previously sort of sensed, which is that economic theory is intimately bound up with general philosophy. May sound like a stupid self evident comment to economists, but as a lowly medic, it is something I have only latterly come to, and I am sure other non economists would enjoy the site too.

  8. Having provided all the chapters of Case for Three Detectives, Case without a Corpse and Case with Ropes and Rings, I’ve begun providing chapters of another out-of-print Sergeant Beef novel by Leo Bruce, Neck and Neck (1951).

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