Author Archives: Alan Moran

UK election: can democracy eat liberty and prosperity

Cross Post If Boris Johnson replaces Theresa May, the UK will have a Donald Trump of sorts — an advocate of the political good sense in reducing the size of government as a basic principle. That would be a start, … Continue reading

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Energy policy: Finkel Twinkle Little Star

Predictably, the Finkel report came out with a concealed attack on coal – a new tax which Finkel falsely described as “all carrot and no stick”.  This is to cut in at a politically specified level of emissions with those … Continue reading

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For violent crime we need to look at life inprison after three strikes

As Andrew Bolt has told it, the Melbourne Brighton Islamist murderer, YACQUB Khayre, had been convicted of over 40 offences.  He was a confirmed recidivist who would always be a burden on society even if locked up for life.  But … Continue reading

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Trump Exits Paris!!!

He was elected by the people of Pittsburgh not Paris.  The deal would stifle the US economy and drain billions of dollars a year from the US to an anonymous international bureaucracy and have negligible effect on the climate. The … Continue reading

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Make the World Great Again

Donald J. Trump [email protected] I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3:00 P.M. The White House Rose Garden. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!  That’s 5 am on Friday Eastern Australia time. Always a reliable advocate for economic … Continue reading

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Whither the Paris Climate Change Agreement?

The media battle lines are set on the Paris Climate Change Agreement with Politico hoping that Trump will continue to “study” the issue Trump himself said he’ll make the decision this week  while Marc Morano says he has already indicated … Continue reading

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Future prosperity and can we attain it?

The debate over the future of the economy and the Liberal Party in government has got a lot of air-time with Tony Abbott continuing to make Headland speeches.  Abbott is claiming the mantle of Menzies,  and points out that our … Continue reading

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Macron leading France to Armageddon

France’s election of Macron was an accident due to the right’s Francois Fillon imploding because he was so skint that he had to invent a government job for his wife.  Macron by contrast married a wealthy woman 23 years his … Continue reading

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There’s The Economist, then there are economists

Under the misapprehension that The Economist is a journal that offers unbiased commentary on a range of issues that trouble the world, Donald Trump provided its editor in chief, national health fan, Zanny Minton Beddoes with a lengthy exclusive interview. … Continue reading

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The Budget another saga of government waste

My piece in the Herald Sun this morning IN this week’s federal Budget, the Coalition implemented policies established in the Rudd/Gillard years. The expansions in health, education and welfare budgets — now comprising two thirds of spending — were confirmed. … Continue reading

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