Roundup Oct 8

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Check out the Coal Tracker especially Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, India 217, Indonesia 145, Turkey 71, Vietnam 84, Japan 43, Australia 0. Total exceeding 1500.

2017 Nobel Prize for literature, Kazuo Ishiguro. Dan Mitchell on the national debt, entitlements and the demographic disaster.

Alternative ideas. Ideas from the Centre for Independent Studies. Intellectual Takeout. Spiked, reformed lefties at work. Accuracy in Academia. Trump derangement: Popping the bubble of the mainstream media. The American Scholar.

Nicholas Gruen discovers William H Hutt and meditates on the function of information in economic management, protecting the “information commons” and the need for more public access of the data collected by agencies such as the Bureau of Meteorology.

From the archive. A review of a book about the great Hal Colebatch by his son.

Hal Colebatch was one of the living links to sustain the ideas of free trade through the wilderness decades until Bert Kelly and his helpers appeared to sponsor the Liberal “back bench dries” of the 1970s. Among the others were Stan Kelly (father of Bert), A H Lewis of the Commonwealth Bank, the economist Ed Shann, the historian Keith Hancock and the journalist and bohemian Brian Penton who helped to prepare an English translation of On Socialism by von Mises when Penton was in London in the 1920s.

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One Response to Roundup Oct 8

  1. Eyrie

    For a moment I thought Hal was dead but a search showed no date of death. Hal still IS according to the web. Among his other talents he is a pretty good SF writer.

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