Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Q&A Forum: September 1, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 284 Comments

Monday Forum: September 1, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 1,221 Comments

Open Forum: August 30, 2014

Posted in Open Forum | 1,286 Comments

A paragraph everyone should read

So this is more than a story of opportunistic men taking advantage of vulnerable girls from a poor, postindustrial town. It speaks to the elevation of offense-avoidance above everything else, even the basic civilized requirement to protect the vulnerable. This … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues | 210 Comments

Simon Chapman admits vaping safer than cigarettes

Listen to anti-tobacco activist Simon Chapman talking vaping. At about 27:50 he describes research into vaping – in particular he refers to a recent British study that shows that vaping is the better quit method over cold-turkey, and replacement therapies. … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives | 16 Comments

Light posting

I’m off to Hong Kong for the Mont Pelerin Society meeting next week. Posts may be light or not. In the meantime I’ve programmed all the regular open threads so there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion.

Posted in Site News | 13 Comments

That’s a bit rude

So this morning I see in the internal news briefing that I’ve been quoted all over the place commenting on the Qantas loss that got announced yesterday. Except that I haven’t. So how to explain the anomaly? It turns out … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 29 Comments

Thursday Forum: August 28, 2014

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Memo to Kohler: Argue for tax cuts

Alan Kohler is railing against dividend imputation: It’s hard to imagine anything more bittersweet for a nation than franked dividends. They are pouring more than $50 billion a year of beautiful, largely tax-free income into the hands of the deserving … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy | 48 Comments

Today 51 years ago

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