Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Karl Popper on Hayek and the European Union

I think we should learn from our mistakes [the EU] and start again, very simply with sovereign democratic states bound by treaties of close cooperation and mutual assistance, and a programme for the defence of peace. Attentive Cats will have … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Rafe | 18 Comments

Jeremy Sammut on People, Politics and the New Populism

There are two schools of thought regarding the populist revolts against the political establishment. One explanation is that the Trump, Brexit and One Nation phenomenon are driven by economic nationalism and are a reaction against the forces of globalisation. The … Continue reading

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Nostalgic photos of Austrians

Among a lot of lesser lights, some golden oldies. For beginners, the Austrian school of economics started in the 1880s with Carl Menger, key figures in the 20th century were Ludwig von Mises, Fritz Hayek, Murray Rothbard, Israel Kirzner and … Continue reading

Posted in History | 12 Comments

Review of rising sea levels around the world

Not very alarming. The bottom line Where the ground is stable, typical change appears to be a rise of 1- to 2-mm/y. Rates above 3 mm/y seem to have a substantial component of natural and/or anthropogenic subsidence. Rates above 10 … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 23 Comments

Jo Nova on the sabotage of the SA power system

Spend 30 Mil to save a Billion? No thanks, not green enough. The SA blackout cost around half a billion, and building a new gas plant (with a $170b in green bribes) adds another half. It’s now emerged that Alinta … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Global warming and climate change policy | 26 Comments

The Government overturns the rule of law to back the ATO vs multinationals

Senator Leyonhjelm. The Multinational Tax Avoidance debate is multi-faceted. In this video, I discuss how the ATO is trying to prevent multinationals from having access to the courts for 12 months, which is a gross violation of the rule of … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Rule of law, Taxation | 11 Comments

CIS Policy has hit the street. Metaphorically

Policy on line.

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Alarming synergies generating massive destructive power on the left

The radical left is on a roll in the US. If something works, do more of it. Where are the kind of people of the social democratic left who stood strongly with conservatives in the Cold War|? Two factors account … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech | 16 Comments

Mary Lou Carter speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves

To Anita Joseph, the executive assistant to Alistair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. Good morning Anita Will the Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin be making a public statement in relation to the Four Corners program … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Guest Post | 32 Comments

Roundup March 27

Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog. Mark Steyn’s week. US Accuracy in Academia. Spiked on line. Liberty Quote. Western civilisation has been transformed from the love child of Christianity and the Enlightenment into a malformed neo-Marxist culture where minority groups manufactured for … Continue reading

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