Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Q&A Forum: March 20, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 130 Comments

Nationalise Super?

Alan Kohler has cashed in the franchise with a piece in the Australian today advocating that Super be nationalised. Superannuation is the only product where choice and competition are not only completely pointless, they are counter-productive. That’s because choice and … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Economics on the left, Superannuation | 80 Comments

“We’re not spending money on that anymore”

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 51 Comments

Monday Forum: March 20, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 1,317 Comments

Economists have a hive mind?

Danielle Wood from the Grattan Institute has an op-ed in The Conversation talking about the need to recruit more women into the economics profession – as opposed to having (more) women study economics and then use the disciple as a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy | 31 Comments

Open Forum: March 18, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 1,274 Comments

Thursday Forum: March 16, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 1,069 Comments

For example …

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has praised new ACTU secretary Sally McManus for saying that she does not have a problem with unions and workers breaking “unjust” laws, saying brave people have a duty to stand up against laws that … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Economics and economy, Hypocrisy of progressives, Rule of law | 28 Comments

Trade is good (with very few exceptions)

The more I think about Steve’s post on Trump and trade the more alarmed I get.* First things first – I do know who Wilhelm Röpke was; but no, he was not as important as Hayek. Moving along. I don’t think of … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Market Economy | 121 Comments

Because obeying the law is for the little people …

Posted in Rule of law, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals, Unions | 51 Comments