Author Archives: Guest Author

David Brewer – The idle Conversation about wind power

Many people continue to use the wrong metrics to assess the economics of renewables, both because they have not got to grips with what sort of product electricity is, and because they misunderstand the reasoning of economic actors in the … Continue reading

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Jeffrey A. Tucker – The Prehistory of the Alt-right

Reading “How I Left the Left” is a solid reminder that there’s not much intellectual heft remaining on that side of the fence. If an ideology sets out to isolate the locus of evil in people’s very identity, it is … Continue reading

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Warty – Charlottesville

“I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror and remember it was white Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists’.  David Duke (former KKK leader). It seems almost like a mixed metaphor to talk … Continue reading

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Cross-Post: Parnell McGuinness: Same Sex Marriage ‘yes’ campaign could lose if mismanaged

Australians who have not yet made up their minds on same-sex marriage are now embarking on a “journey” which many politicians only recently completed. It looks like most will arrive at the same destination, but without the whiff of political … Continue reading

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Jeffrey A. Tucker – The Violence in Charlottesville

The vast majority of people in the United States have no interest whatsoever in street battles between the alt-right (better described today in more poignant terms) and the counter-protesters. Most people have normal problems like paying bills, dealing with kids, … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Jeffrey A. Tucker Millennials Are Obsessed with Cryptoassets

Now, this is revealing. The New York Times ran a piece on Bitcoin with this sentence: “from less than a cent in early 2010 to around $2,600 currently.” The problem is that when the story went live, the price was … Continue reading

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Warty – The Conservative Voice

There is a lot of underlying anger (some not so underlying) in Subetei Gur’s article on the xyz site (a conservative alternative to the ABC) along with a similar level of indignation in some of the responses. Lashing out on … Continue reading

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John Constantine – Fifty percent electricity penalty-tax-fine rate

My personal electricity account went ‘off-plan’ a few months ago without me noticing. This quarter the bill arrived charged at the penalty rate that applies for people that do not keep track of when the old plan expires. The company … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien – On the ABC Charter

Andrew Bolt often accuses the ABC of being in breach of its charter, in that it consistently presents an almost exclusively Left wing perspective on politics and matters of public interest.  And he’s right that it is seriously unbalanced. But … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien – Another gay parliamentarian sees the light

Senator Dean Smith is another gay MP who, like Penny Wong , not too long ago apparently opposed same-sex marriage but in recent years has seen the light and now insists that everyone else share in the joy of their conversion … Continue reading

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