Author Archives: Rafe Champion

David Leyonhjelm on Partners for Growth

Treasurer Morrison has asked parliamentarians to partner the Government in its efforts to boost the incomes of Australians. Where do I sign? We find out whether we are in recession on the 1st of March 2017, and there are only … Continue reading

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Leo Champion’s latest

A sequel to Legion. Honor of the Legion. The full list. A review of Legion. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. This is a new author for me and I’m so glad I read the excerpt. Got hooked right away. Fast … Continue reading

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Roundup 21 Jan

Additions. Anti-Trump forces meet. Welcome to affordable health care, deductibles to rise 20%. The Obama debt. A raft of news and liberal/conservative commentary from Town Hall Daily. David Galertner looks like a good choice for Trump’s science advisor. Dan Mitchell’s … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm. Free speech is a lot more than 18C

Free speech is a lot more than the right to freely comment on issues of race – important though that is. There is other legislation that contains restrictions on speech just as oppressive and infantile as Section 18c of the … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on the Australian of the Year awards

The Australian of the Year Awards cost taxpayers $4 million each year – which means every Australian chips in nearly 20 cents. I want my money back. Ever since Tim Flannery got the gong in 2007, these Awards have become … Continue reading

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A bit about Trump’s main man Stephen Bannon

David Horowitz profile of Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon Trump, then trailing in the polls, shook up his team and made Stephen K. Bannon the CEO of his campaign. Within weeks the Trump ship began to turn around, then move … Continue reading

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Heads up from Keith Windschuttle on the Aboriginal recognition agenda

A note on a very important volume from Quadrant Books. The Break-up of Australia: The Real Agenda Behind Aboriginal Recognition sounds a warning about the slippery slope that will lead from the apparently innocent recognition of the “First People” in … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 105 Comments

For nerds and Popper fans

A talk by a major scientist on Popper’s philosophy of science and how it helped his career. Mostly good but a bit weak on some points, especially the function of consensus, he thinks that frauds are rapidly found out.

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William Happer on global warming

A nice interview with a scientist who knows a bit about atmospheric physics and related matters. He was sacked from the Department of Energy by Al Gore but don’t be put off. A lot of information and telling arguments. He … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 5 Comments

David Leyonhjelm on good debt and bad debt

In delivering more debt and deficits, Treasurer Scott Morrison recently made a point of explaining that there is good debt and bad debt. Bad debt is when the Government borrows to fund things that are lapped up straight away and … Continue reading

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