Author Archives: Rafe Champion

The incredibility of the scientific academies

An interesting comment has turned up on a previous thread listing 200 academies that appear to support the climate fraud. They range from Academia Chilena de Ciencias (Chile) to Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences. Who knewth there were so many socialist … Continue reading

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Facebook vs alternative media

A warning from We Are Change. It is with deep sadness and justified anger that we must report that Facebook has now unpublished some of the largest alternative media pages around! Included in this Orwellian information purge are Press For … Continue reading

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Laframboise on the IPCC rule-bending

From the summary of her critique. Four chapters – 14 “The Stern Review Scandal”, 15 “Cutoff Dates, What Cutoff Dates?”, 16 “This is Called Cheating” and 17 “Cross-examination” report on some of the ways the rules on deadlines, peer review … Continue reading

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Laframboise on the IPCC revisited

The scathing and evidence-based critique of the governance of the IPCC remains topical as long as the IPCC produces rubbish in the name of science. The good news is that almost 800 people checked out this link after it appeared … Continue reading

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Boettke on the Hayekian legacy

The final chapter is The Hayekian Legacy. A reminder that students may be able to obtain the book at a reduced rate . However, you are able to get the book at a discount for personal use, and if your … Continue reading

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Boettke on Hayek and the populist revolt

“Government fails because it grows, and it grows because it fails” [272] “We must make the building of a free society once more an intellectual adventure, a deed of courage…if we can regain that belief in the power of ideas … Continue reading

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James Bartholomew and the communist museum of terror

James Bartholomew is best known these days as the man who popularised the term virtue signalling by using it to describe left wing posturing and posing in their support of “good causes” like saving the planet from carbon dioxide. He … Continue reading

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The Barrier Reef is Rooned.

Don’t miss Jo Nova’s rejoinder to the call to make the next election a referendum on the GBR. This news will come as a shock to corals on the Great Barrier Reef which are obliviously living across a range of … Continue reading

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Boettke on Hayek and the reconstruction of the liberal project

Moving on to Chapter 10 in Boettke on Hayek. After the war Hayek convened a meeting with a group that became the Mont Pelerin Society. The aim was to keep the ideas and institutions of democratic capitalism of alive and … Continue reading

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Laframboise exposes the IPCC

Prepare for a tsunami of alarmism from the IPCC, actually it has started already. This is a summary of Donna Laframboise’s devastating analysis of the governance of the IPCC. Donna Laframboise comes with a first-rate track record in human rights, … Continue reading

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