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.

It’s just not cricket

The expression “it’s just not cricket” is old-time Australian slang about the importance of fair play. This was a sport where the values of sportsmanship, fair play and honesty were paramount. That’s why breaching those values – as captain Steve … Continue reading

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UPDATE – in the comments, Ubique writes of Trump’s 81 achievements. But most of these are not achievements, and many are unrelated to who is in the White House. To be an achievement it has to be both (a) positive to the … Continue reading

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The banking sector versus the people

It is both popular and therapeutic to bash banks. There’s a lot not to like about the banking class – they dress too well, tend to arrogance, receive ridiculous amounts of money for pretty basic work and are always on … Continue reading

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Gillian Triggs held back

Addressing a national women’s day event in Melbourne, former Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs seems concerned that she was unable to break out from male dominated world (the high status and large salary as HRC president may not have … Continue reading

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Economics 101

This is a libertarian blog. It advocates freedom, small government and free trade in goods and services. It is supposed to criticise those who want to erect barriers to competition from foreigners. And it has been a constant critic of efforts … Continue reading

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RIP Ainsley Gotto

UPDATE 7:30am, 27 February 2018: now more than 24 hours after Ainsley’s passing and still nothing at all on anything related to ABC. It’s on SBS and plenty of other sites. So our ABC doesn’t want to recognise the first … Continue reading

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Glaciers and gender

While Steve Kates is showing some very interesting science with the photo of an atom, there has been some more profound science (from 2016) conducted at the University of Oregon. I will let the abstract speak for itself Glaciers are … Continue reading

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Documents in filing cabinets

It has been reported in the AFR and elsewhere that dozens of sensitive documents obtained by the ABC were in a couple of filing cabinets that had been sitting locked in an ex-government shop for some months. The reports say … Continue reading

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Fire and fury by Michael Wolff

I have now read this book, which is an easy read, although the author does not source his quotations or statements. This makes the book less compelling than it might be had there been thorough references. I suppose he would … Continue reading

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Corruption in the US Congress

There is a thought-provoking paper in the Cornell Law Review by Zephyr Teachout on corruption in the body politic. He states that the founding fathers of the US Constitution had a broad definition of corruption To the Delegates, political corruption referred … Continue reading

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