Author Archives: Guest Author

David Bidstrup: It’s time we shot the horse.

There were 5 articles about electricity in my daily papers today, (18 December 2017). The front page of “The Australian” tells us that “Power bill relief is on the way”, from the middle of next year. Apparently this will be … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: “The madhouse effect”: how man-made global insanity threatens our future.

Looking at the behaviour of those who would lead us back to the dark ages in order to “save the planet”, the “science” of “global warming” and the insane policies put in place to achieve our salvation from “climate change … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: What is 2 + 2? An old joke re-told.

An Engineer, a Mathematician and a “Climate scientist” are each asked “what is 2 + 2?  The Engineer says “somewhere between 3.9 and 4.1”, the Mathematician says “4” and the “Climate scientist” says “what would you like it to be?” … Continue reading

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Peter Van Valkenburgh: What Is “Blockchain” Anyway?

“Blockchain” has become a buzzword in the technology and financial industries. It is often cited as a panacea for all manner business and governance problems. “Blockchain’s” popularity may be an encouraging sign for innovation, but it has also resulted in … Continue reading

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John Adams: Trial by Media is a Dangerous Precedent

Australia must avoid delivering justice through ‘trial by media’. Across the western world, a sweeping phenomenon is now underway to expose current and historical hidden and entrenched sexual misconduct as well as organisational cultures that enable sexual misconduct. This phenomenon, … Continue reading

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Terry Barnes: Simon Chapman defends disruptive new technology

In Wednesday’s Australian Financial Review, public health academic and media commentator Simon Chapman came out in strong support of a new, disruptive technology. Talking to AFR journalist Jill Margo, Chapman was eager to debunk theories about this technology and claims that it leads … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Celebrate 1 Bitcoin = $10K with FEE

When FEE.org ran its first articles on Bitcoin, the price was $14. It was the curiosity of a tiny number of crypto-mavens. Today the price hit $10,000. It is the most lucrative investment on the planet earth, and perhaps the … Continue reading

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Stephen Cable: No matter the question, government is the answer

In an excellent article in The Australian this week, Nick Cater does a skilful dissection of the Northcote by-election in Victoria. For those who might not have heard the news, a seat that has been Labor since 1927 went to … Continue reading

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John Adams: The One Nation Challenge

What vote percentage (or seats) does Pauline Hanson’s One Nation need to hit this Saturday in Queensland for the election to be a success for Hanson? 18%?

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John Adams: News from the capital

RUMOR: A senior cross bench contact tells me that Prime Minister Turnbull will be sacked by Monday. I hear from credible Coalition sources that the Bishop-Morrison ticket is real and is on the march! Turnbull is finished, it is now … Continue reading

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