Author Archives: Guest Author

David Bidstrup: A very casual approach.

I saw an article the other day where it was claimed that 16,000 new jobs had been created in one month. Apparently 45,000 permanent jobs were lost and 61,000 casual jobs created. At the risk of getting the “free market … Continue reading

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Boris: The price of nationalism?

Many people on the right love nationalists. Especially East European nationalists, and especially ultra-conservative governments of Poland and Hungary, who stand up to the hegemony of the EU on issues ranging from judicial activism to immigration. But there are some … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Will “pumped” hydro save us?

Two reports in the Adelaide “Advertiser” caught my eye. One was headlined “Hydro to keep our electricity pumping” and the other concerned another billionaire who wants to save us – “Gupta pledges to fix SA’s energy debacle”.  At least he … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Solar nightmares

A report on 8 February told of a plan to build a 44 MW solar system “to deliver more reliable power to the grid”. The cost would be $90 million. I have done some research into solar systems, so thought … Continue reading

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Muddy: Catictionary

It must be about time to dust off the Catictionary again and request contributions. For those unfamiliar (or regulars who don’t like reading the small print), the Catictionary is a collection of ORIGINAL words from the sparkling minds of Catallaxians, … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup:More madness from the state of darkness.

Recently “The Advertiser” reported that the SA government will solve the power problem with a “250 mW virtual power station” comprised of 49,000 solar/battery systems plonked on roof tops in Adelaide. It is headlined as a “solar brainwave”. The systems … Continue reading

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Jeffrey A. Tucker: Against Libertarian Brutalism

Why should we favor human liberty over a social order ruled by power? In providing the answer, I would suggest that libertarians can generally be divided into two camps: humanitarians and brutalists. The humanitarians are drawn to reasons such as … Continue reading

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Jim Powell: A Salute to Bettina Bien Greaves

Bettina Bien Greaves is an extraordinary, unsung resource for liberty. Now FEE’s Resident Scholar, a FEE Trustee, Freeman Contributing Editor, and two-time Guest Editor, she has done so many things for so many people for so long, it’s past time … Continue reading

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Muddy: Napalm the Playground.

Can a viable political force representing traditional conservative values, arise and survive on the right of the centre while the Liberal Party of Australia still theoretically occupies that space in the public consciousness? I don’t believe so, hence this post … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Living in the madhouse.

On 10 January “The Advertiser” reported that the solar-thermal plant to replace the now demolished coal plant at Port Augusta has been given development approval. The proponents still need to organise finance and get their hands on the federal government … Continue reading

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