Author Archives: Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

About Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus

I'm a retired general who occasionally gets called back to save the republic before returning to my plough.

Glenn Gould on Bach

The most erudite exposition of JS Bach and the age of reason. A true genius. That is both JS Bach and Glenn Gould were geniuses. And if you want to read about Bach, please try Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid … Continue reading

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The role of a statutory officer

Statutory officers, also known as holders of public office, are positions created by law – such as the Reserve Bank Act 1959, Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001, Audit Act 1901, Competition and Consumer Act 2010, Australian Human Rights … Continue reading

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Guest post Jimmy Littlestone: Dr Andrew Keith Leigh

Today, in one of the biggest understatements in Australian political history, Andrew Leigh finally came out of witness protection and admitted that he had “made a mistake” after publishing a completely wrong oped earlier in the week. Showing all of … Continue reading

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The age of intolerance

Recent events such as gay marriage activists forcing a grovelling apology from Coopers Brewers, or a number of Australian CEOs (including Heather Ridout who has never been a CEO of any company), or the attacks on Bjorn Lomborg or Ayaan … Continue reading

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An unjust law?

Sally McManus tells us that she is a unionist first, second and third. She also advises where the law’s fair, where the law’s right, but when it’s unjust I don’t think there’s a problem with breaking it So what about … Continue reading

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And this man is Treasurer – his ‘dramatic intervention’

South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis: We can no longer be at the mercy of the markets because the markets serves its own interests not ours. I’m sure James Buchanan (RIP) would point out that Koutsantonis is acting in his own interests … Continue reading

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Men’s day off

Tomorrow, Wednesday 8 March 2017, is International Women’s Day. The ABC has decided that women only will work (or rather appear), and has asked that men neither watch nor listen to any ABC channel. Many employers are following suit – … Continue reading

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Hanson and Trump

What is it about Hanson and Trump – they both admire Vladimir Putin and are oppose vaccinations? Putin is a tyrant and effectively a dictator. Would Hanson like Turnbull to act as a dictator? Does Trump want to be dictator … Continue reading

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Reality television

Salve. I admit I’m old. I’m getting close to my 15th century. I can’t understand the fascination with reality television. It monopolises television and water cooler conversations. To see a bunch of idiots cavort or behave abominably to pursue fame is … Continue reading

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Yassmin should convert?

On her blog, Yassmin Abdel-Magied states The thoughts and musings of a young, Aussie Muslim woman asking questions and doin’ her thang. Questioning rather than defending her religion might be something for her to consider. From her blog Islam does not allow … Continue reading

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