Author Archives: Guest Author

Cross Post: John Adams Australian of the Year

Without question, the most internationally famous, influential and impactful Australian in 2016 is Julian Assange. Through Wikileaks, Assange had a big hand in the 2016 US presidential race through the publications of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Terry Barnes Every cloud has a silver lining

Notwithstanding investigations under way into stood-aside Health minister Sussan Ley’s touching fondness for the Gold Coast, it now appears she has crossed the line on survivability. Yesterday’s revelation by Fairfax reporters that Ley spent more than $13,000 of our money … Continue reading

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Cross Post: John Adams The coming storm

The election of Donald Trump has increased Australia’s strategic vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific region. Trump’s policy of ‘America first’ and his doctrine of policy unpredictability has caused significant alarm among America’s traditional allies who rely on America for military protection … Continue reading

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Guest Post: kc r/K selection

I stumbled upon a concept so groundbreaking yesterday that I have spent hours in front of the screen digging deeper and trying to find flaws. It so fundamentally changes the way we should look at politics and the political spectrum, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Michael Potter Magic disappearing money and arguments against fiscal policy

Government budget surpluses result can result in the penury of the private sector, according to a media piece this week. But this argument against surpluses can easily be transformed into an argument against deficits. The article provides a simplified example. … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Rachel Moore You are the racist, actually, not me

I’m an Orthodox Jewish settler raising seven children in the West Bank. I’m also an American citizen and I voted for Donald Trump. Yeah, I’m that lady. I opened a local business here, and I did so on purpose — … Continue reading

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Guest Post: John Slater Five New Year’s Resolutions to get Workplace Relations Back on Track

2016 saw the Coalition Government tally up a number of modest wins on the industrial relations front. The abolition of the anti-small business Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal and passage of the Registered Organisations Bill and ABCC were important, albeit modest, … Continue reading

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Cross post: John Adams We must resist the war on cash

Australians must resist the international war on cash. Across the world, a major effort is underway, led by international financial institutions, to reduce the ability of citizens holding large denominations of physical currency notes thereby encouraging them to hold money … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Economics and economy | 84 Comments

Cross Post: Warren Mundine telling it how it is

Donald Trump’s victory demonstrates the media and commentariat are disconnected from voters. Almost without exception they failed to anticipate the presidential election outcome — and had little influence on it. Their message that Trump was unfit for presidency largely ignored. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Greg Chapman A Paltry Harvest

The Emperor was rightly proud of his achievements. His legions had conquered his neighbours and tributes were being collected to pay for his armies, his court, and his administrators. There was even enough left over for the entertainment of the … Continue reading

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