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Brittany Hunter: Technology Is Not Pro-Monopoly

In the fourth chapter of Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, he specifically addresses the issue of monopolies. Specifically, the myth “that technological changes have made competition impossible in a constantly increasing number of fields and that the only choice left … Continue reading

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Jeffrey A. Tucker: How Much Homogeneity Does Society Need?

It feels strange writing about this topic, some 25 years after I had it completely settled in my mind. But nothing is ever really settled, I suppose. The claim that I had long ago concluded was a basic historical and … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien: Abbott and CAGW

The obsession with Tony Abbott that seems to dominate the ‘journalism’ of Peter Van Onselen and Nikki Savva has reached ludicrous proportions.  No review of theirs that critiques the Government’ s standing or performance can be essayed without  a reference … Continue reading

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Arky on Hollywood

Man is a strange critter. Part predator, part herbivorous herd animal. Jordan Peterson has an interesting commentary about zebra stripes. They aren’t camouflage against the landscape. The black and white stripes are camouflage against the rest of the herd. Once … Continue reading

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Wendy McElroy: An Introduction to “The Satoshi Revolution”

 “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller The revolution of 2009 went unnoticed by most people because it was peaceful, orderly … Continue reading

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Stephen Cable: True Signs of Desperation

When you start relying on leaders from 25 years ago, you are truly desperate. Nothing says desperation more than calling on the Hon. Bob Hawke to do your selling and evoking the memory of a labour dispute from more than … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien: Nick Xenophon and the ‘Casual’ Senate Vacancy

In February 1975, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam appointed Senator Lionel Murphy to the High Court of Australia despite him never having held judicial office.   At that time, there was a convention in operation that a ‘casual’ Senate vacancy should be … Continue reading

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Marcus Classis: Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Ministerial Press Releases

Reading through the June SSAA “Australian Shooter’ magazine is always a monthly highlight. Especially anything written  by their legislative officer, Kate Fantinel. (Kate Fantinel, ‘Minister’s epic guns seizure error – more parts than actual firearms found’, SSAA Australian Shooter magazine, June 2017, … Continue reading

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Muddy: Catictionary Part IV.

Behold! Witness the majesty and power of the Catictionary, a new catalexicon (h/t Rasputin) for those who value the blessing of the English language. Speak ye these words and see thine enemies (or irritating family members) smote with perplexity and … Continue reading

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Richard Ebeling: All Government Powers are based on Mystical Justifications

It is one of the great political mysteries: the success of governments in ruling over societies with little popular resistance, even when those governments have been brutal tyrannies. Modern states have their origins in conquest and plunder. This has been … Continue reading

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