Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson


A few weeks ago the UK conference that I was going to be attending next week was cancelled and so I thought I would be spending the crushing ice age (usually known as winter) in Victoria. Then last week I … Continue reading

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Q&A Forum: May 23, 2016

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Monday Forum: May 23, 2016

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Capitalism and Liberty

Deirdre McCloskey in the WSJ: If capital accumulation or the rule of law had been sufficient, the Great Enrichment would have happened in Mesopotamia in 2000 B.C., or Rome in A.D. 100 or Baghdad in 800. Until 1500, and in … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control replication crisis

Last year the Victorian government modified the state Freedom of Information laws to exempt the Victorian Cancer Council. This was in response to a perfectly legitimate request for underlying survey data that researchers at the Victorian Cancer Council had collected … Continue reading

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Cross Post: John Adams – If we’re not Christian give back the holidays

Australia’s official relationship with God requires re-examination. In his recent official Easter message, Prime Minister Turnbull refused to call Australia a Christian nation but rather exulted the virtues of multiculturalism and diversity. His British counterpart, on the other hand, last … Continue reading

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Open Forum: May 21, 2016

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We should congratulate Richard Di Natale

It looks like the Greens leader Richard Di Natale is being entrepreneurial and creating employment opportunities. SELF-declared champion of underpaid workers, Greens Leader Richard Di Natale, has defended paying backpackers $150 a week to look after his children and work … Continue reading

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Plenty of places to go

It turns out the government knew that its Super policy announced in the budget would be unpopular: A spokesman confirmed the government knew when it put the budget together there would be a backlash over the measures, especially from its … Continue reading

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