The history of Europe in maps, note especially the consolidation of the Germany from a myriad of princedoms to become the big bully of the 20th century, especially under the influence of their walkover victory over the French in 1879-71.
The trendiest neighbourhoods in the world. Eat your heart out Byron Bay and Carlton.
How to be a good colleague at work.
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.
For nerds. Melvyn Bragg’s radio program. Pessimistic comments by Frank Knight on teaching economics to people who don’t want to learn.
My interest has of late tended to shift from the problems of economic theory, to the question of why people so generally, and the learned elite in particular, choose nonsense instead of sense and shake the dust from their feet at us.
And I also note that the period of my career as an economist has been marked by a series of “movements”-I will not say fads-in economic writing and teaching, consisting largely of attacks on traditional views of the nature and function of economics, in which the term “orthodoxy” commonly appears as a “cuss-word,” an epithet of reproach. The critics, aggressors, have more or less explicitly advocated the abolition of an economics of economic principles and its replacement by almost anything or everything else.