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Pyrmonter: Usury and financial regulation, a case study.

As a law clerk, Pyrmonter was assigned a research assignment by the elderly senior partner in his employers’ firm which turned out to be a wild goose-chase.  The goal was simple: find ‘the latest Moneylenders Act’. Pyrmonter, a fairly good student … Continue reading

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Tax Nerd: Taxis and FBT and GST – The Government changes the law because of Catallaxy …

It looks like those in the Revenue Group at the Treasury read Catallaxy … Following the post that the Commissioner has decided the word “taxi” in the GST Act includes an Uber (so Ubers have to register for GST and so … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Some more about wind.

Thanks to those who read and commented on my recent post titled “Where were the renewables when we needed them”. The notes below refer to total wind only. Solar is minimal and useless. The main criterion for electricity security is … Continue reading

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C.L. : Pope Harry I

Argentinian-born communist, Pope Francis, has scolded the Western world again, saying we must abandon fossil fuels immediately and inaugurate a “circular economy”: In his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, an ecumenical celebration held … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Where were the renewables when we needed them?

Yesterday’s Australian had an article by Nick Cater where he reported an interview on 3AW with the Victorian Energy Minister. With the looming energy crisis this coming summer she was asked “can you guarantee supply?” The following charts show the … Continue reading

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Greg Chapman: Anatomy of a Revolt

A wise forecaster takes a cautious approach to prognostication. The Nostradamus technique is to make the predictions as vague as possible, open to interpretation so that they are unfalsifiable. The more sophisticated global warming catastrophists make predictions that can only … Continue reading

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Anthony Park: Food for thought

Writing in the AFR  Mark Calbro makes the argument for greater regulation of food delivery services like Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Below is an expanded version of my letter to the Editor. “When Uber Eats and Deliveroo first rode into town, … Continue reading

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JC: Fire Phillip Lowe

Phillip Lowe, the governor of the Reserve bank has been talking at a gab fest somewhere around the world. These days, whenever I read something Lowe has said, I always look for Paul Krugman’s influence on the man. It’s never … Continue reading

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C.L. : Judges found him to be a compelling witness

An accused paedophile has been used as an expert by the Family Court in custody disputes that involve allegations of child sexual abuse. The psychologist, who has since been charged with sexually abusing three children, was appointed by the Family … Continue reading

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C.L. : No country for old Catholics

It was a combination of unwavering viciousness and happenstance that allowed evil to win in the Coen brothers’ celebrated neo-noir neo-Western. Hopes for a just denouement were dashed on the rocks of brutal reality – though it must be acknowledged, … Continue reading

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