The return of Rafe’s Roundup

Rafe’s Roundup in the old format became fairly time consuming and I didn’t get the sense that it was getting enough readership to justify the effort. So this is a sawn-off version to provide a one-stop shop for people to check what the free enterprise and conservative groups are up to week by week.

There are quite a number these days and I appreciate that not everyone on the site will be on side with all of them. Some are probably missing this week because I am in a hurry to get something out and people can get in touch to add extras.

In no particular order. Australian Institute for Progress, The Institute of Public Affairs IPA, the Centre for Independent Studies CIS, The Sydney Institute, Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, Quadrant On Line, The Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Tim Blair, Andrew Norton, the classical liberal in Carlton, Rite-ON admirable Queensland activists!, The Menzies Research Centre, Jim Rose Utopia You Are Standing in It. LibertyWorks.

Still building and looking at more specialised sites.

Overseas. Spiked, Cato, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Dan Mitchell.

Climate. Watts Up With That?, Jo Nova, The Global Warming Policy Forum, Global Coal Plant Tracker, Tony From Oz,

Education and Culture. Heterodox Academy. Accuracy in Academia,

For Nerds. Rafe’s Rathouse, Stephen Hicks, libertarian philosopher, Critical Rationalist Blog, My bookstore.

UPDATE. A hundred fiction books to read, first up 1964. Great Pick!

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16 Responses to The return of Rafe’s Roundup

  1. Singleton Engineer

    Thanks for the roundup.

    Some who recognise my name here might recall my leftish tendencies on many topics… for which I have occasionally suffered a more or good-natured pile-on.

    So be it.

    However, my mind is not entirely closed to enquiry and some of the listed sites, especially those associated with persons rather than institutions, are punchy, fresh and well presented; well worth a visit. I have just completed a beer and a slow wander through some of this week’s most interesting reading.

    Thanks again.

  2. Carpe Jugulum

    Many thanks for the reading 📖 list

    👍

  3. C.L.

    Something is always right in the Cataverse when you see that Rafe is here.

  4. Elle

    C.L. agreed!

    Thank you, Rafe. Excellent!

    We can peruse, but not all we can comment on if we don’t have a subscription.

    Tim Blair and Quadrant my favorites – conservatives and libertarians mixing well with great insight and humour.

  5. Rafe Champion

    Thanks guys, a few complimentary remarks go a long way! Singleton, you are welcome to have contrary views, we just want dialogue although next to none of visiting the trolls have been prepared to engage. I think I failed with Monster so I gave up.

    I don’t think it is very important to be able to comment on the different sites, that can become a timewasting distraction, the point is to know what is going on and to tell people about it in case they might be motivated to join up and get involved. The good thing about having a wide range of groups is that there is possibly something for everyone. It is expensive to join several and of course impossible to be active with more than one or two unless you have nothing else to do.

  6. Megan

    Thanks Rafe. I like knowing that I’m not alone in my view if thing. Always good to know what others ar doing. I appreciate it all collected in a Roundup.

  7. Megan

    View…of things. Predictive text pokes it’s nose in where it doesn’t belong and then goes missing in action when it could be useful.

  8. Elle

    …the point is to know what is going on and to tell people about it in case they might be motivated to join up and get involved…

    Agreed.

    That reminds me; my IPA subscription has expired! Might shout myself a subscription for Chrissy.

    Cheers!

  9. RobK

    Thanks Rafe,
    Something to tackle over the weekend evenings.

  10. sfw

    Instapundit. A great daily roundup mainly US politics

  11. tgs

    Keep em coming, Rafe. It’s very much appreciated.

  12. duncanm

    Rafe – thanks.

    Many more read and follow the links than you think..

  13. egg_

    Global Coal Plant Tracker

    Excellent!
    Take that, Quasimodo Andrews.

  14. New Chum

    Today at American Thinker Blog.
    Poland trolls the global environmentalists at UN climate meeting
    December 7, 2018
    Here is a Polish joke our conservative Polish-American friends should love.
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/poland_trolls_the_global_environmentalists_at_un_climate_meeting.html

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Onya, Rafe. Lots of lurkers and regulars here look and learn and find the links useful. As Elle says, it helps to know a out the extent like-minded people on a range of other sites, not just here. It is useful also to have some fingertip-ready links to garner ammunition for the inevitable discussion with friends, family and other assorted don’t-knows and sometimes real green lefties.

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