Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Marxism and Fascism

Posted in Liberty Clip | 16 Comments

Meat is murder …

Some of the comments on my recent post on Impossible Burgers and market solutions to social problems reminded me of this excellent cartoon.

Posted in Innovation, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 15 Comments

Silliness on taxation

I think there are two Adam Creighton’s. One is very sensible … and the other writes a lot of nonsense about banks and taxation.  Today we got an article on taxation. The very short version is that we should all … Continue reading

Posted in Taxation | 41 Comments

We’ll always have Paris

Both the Australian and the Australian Financial Review carried a story today about the Paris Agreement. Australia’s economy will be among the worst affected by the Paris climate change agreement, enduring slower growth, fewer jobs and a “notable” 6 per … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Global warming and climate change policy | 29 Comments

Religious freedom, animal welfare, and Impossible Burgers

Yesterday my google feed alerted me to a story from Europe: A Belgian ban on the Muslim and Jewish ways of ritually slaughtering animals went into effect on New Year’s Day, part of a clash across Europe over the balance … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Innovation | 93 Comments

Wednesday Forum: January 9, 2019

Posted in Open Forum | 2,085 Comments

Harold Demsetz 1930 – 2019

Harold Demsetz the great Chicago school economist (who spent much of his career at UCLA) passed away on 4 January this year. He was 88.  Unfortunately and inexplicably he never won the economics Nobel (in this he joins Armen Alchian … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy | 12 Comments

Is every protester an extremist?

Tony Abbott is in the paper this morning being soft on crime and tough on protesters. The former prime minister also said that “kid-glove policing” was no excuse for the rally. Victoria Police has been widely criticised for more than … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 49 Comments

What they said: ALP are anti-Semites

When you’re siding with neo-Nazis, you’re on the wrong side. Bill Shorten. We are calling for the next Labor government to recognise the state of Palestine. Tony Burke.

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives | 20 Comments

Monday Forum: January 7, 2019

Posted in Open Forum | 1,277 Comments