Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Dan Mitchell on spending by US Presidents

Dan Mitchell from DC recently graced our shores with appearances at One Nation and Libertyworks in Brisbane and The Outsiders in Sydney followed by lunch and photo opportunities at Middle Head and then off to New Zealand. He has studied … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Rafe | 6 Comments

Roundup October 16

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Check out the Coal Tracker especially Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, India 217, Indonesia 145, Turkey 71, Vietnam 84, Japan 43, Australia 0. Total exceeding … Continue reading

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David Levy and Sandra Peart on the problems with experts

The Queen of England famously challenged the economists to explain why they didn’t see the approach of the Global Financial Crisis. It is not clear that anyone provided an answer although the Austrians would claim that they did better than … Continue reading

Posted in Rafe, Rule of law | 10 Comments

Poetry evening in Sydney 25th

The Lindt Cafe An elegy and other poems by Alastair Spate 8pm October 25 Willoughby Hotel 315 Penshurst St Willoughby Plus: – Lyric poems by program and by demand – An Anglo-Celtic exclusive! Earliest English poem not heard since 732AD! … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Rafe | 9 Comments

Trump vs Obama on regulations

A bit of progress. October 12, 2017: As of September 30, the Federal Register for this year totaled 45,678 pages. That reflects a 32 percent decline from the comparable time frame during President Barack Obama’s final year in office. (Last … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Rafe | 6 Comments

Roundup Oct 8

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Check out the Coal Tracker especially Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, India 217, Indonesia 145, Turkey 71, Vietnam 84, Japan 43, Australia 0. Total exceeding … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on electricity politics

Democracy has an ugly virtue. It makes the problems of government our fault. Electricity prices are ridiculously high and there is a real prospect of blackouts each summer and winter for the foreseeable future. Politicians are to blame, but so … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Global warming and climate change policy, Guest Post | 55 Comments

David Leyonhjelm: Regulate first, ask questions later

Living in Australia sometimes feels like living in a bureaucrats’ version of a spaghetti western. The heroes are the brave and all-knowing public servants, while the villains are the naughty people who are too foolish to realise that government knows … Continue reading

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Storm vs Cowboys 2017

A nice clean grand final thread for cultured Cats. Sadly cant particpate myself. Enjoy the day. Play clean, no biting and scratching in the scrums.

Posted in Cultural Issues, Rafe | 93 Comments

David Leyonhjelm on other people’s money

There is a malady infesting our society that is every bit as destructive as addiction to the drug ice. I am referring to the addiction to OPM, or Other People’s Money. In parliament house I am surrounded by addicts. The … Continue reading

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