Author Archives: Rafe Champion

David Leyonhjelm: Why I won’t be voting for an increase in childcare funding

From The Fin Review Every time I make comments critical of childcare subsidies, the internet explodes with abuse about the evil, childless, cat-owning libertarian who doesn’t understand that bearing children requires lashings of other people’s money. The internet outrage always … Continue reading

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Climate alarmism 101

The green contribution to the ruin of Greece. Greece, like many small European economies, has placed a substantial focus on green energy, seeing it as a quick leg up into the big league – an easy way to attract generous … Continue reading

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Quadrant July/August

Check out Quadrant on line and the current July August edition. Archives on line for subscribers, back to 1956/7.

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On line Austrian economics

Introducing the Virtual Mises University Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous sponsor, the full cost for VMU is a mere $20. A pittance of 50 cents a lecture to attend Mises University where learning is refreshingly free of mainstream … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup July 2

Rafe is a veteran blogger and almost an icon of the blogosphere. At the very least he’s an amiable eccentric who doesn’t do any harm. Ken Parish of Club Troppo. Greece. A magnificent statement from Oliver Hartwich, h/t IPA Hey! … Continue reading

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CIS Policy quarterly on line

Get up to date with a click here and here. Welcome to our new electronic edition of POLICY magazine. This is a mirror of the printed version, which you can read on your computer, smart phone or tablet. One of … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm takes on the nanny state

Good luck with this David! Libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm has launched a broad-ranging parliamentary inquiry into the burgeoning “nanny state”, declaring war on laws and regulations that prevent Australians having fun at their own risk. The Senate inquiry, which was … Continue reading

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Oregon Institute vs the coalition of the warming

The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine has organized the OISM petition which has been signed by over 32,000 people in the US with a BSc or higher qualification. This is conceded by Skeptical Science which is a website set … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup June 25

Rafe is a veteran blogger and almost an icon of the blogosphere. At the very least he’s an amiable eccentric who doesn’t do any harm. Ken Parish of Club Troppo. Climate. A word in favour of coal, from IPA Hey. … Continue reading

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White supremacy, white grievance. How legitimate?

Interesting research on white supremacy sites in the US by someone who wanted to find out what is going on in the race war. Here, however, things get a little murkier. Although there is much talk of war, the means … Continue reading

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