Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Q&A Forum: July 10, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 30 Comments

Monday Forum: July 10, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 1,346 Comments

Alan Kohler on Bitcoin

Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s better business journalists – so this piece on Bitcoin is uncharacteristically bad. And having watched it for a while, and considered the matter carefully, I think the analogy is apt. That was a bubble … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics | 45 Comments

How indirect is indirect?

Recently the High Court ruled that Bob Day was ineligible to be a Senator because he had an indirect pecuniary interest in the Commonwealth. The Liberals choose to bring that action and were successful in having Bob Day disqualified. So … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 59 Comments

The paradox of democracy

Yesterday I read this interesting argument in the Otago Daily Times: …  the great paradox which lies at democracy’s heart: that individual liberty can only be preserved by acquiescing to decisions arrived at collectively; by recognising our neighbours’ right to … Continue reading

Posted in Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Politics | 40 Comments

Open Forum: July 8, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 1,221 Comments

A government cryptocurrency?

This story is a few days old but one of the advantages of being on holiday is that you can catch up on reading. Perhaps most notable are Medcraft’s comments on the idea that centrally-issued cryptocurrencies present an attractive way to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy | 44 Comments

Wednesday Forum: July 5, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 2,138 Comments

Q&A Forum: July 3, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 108 Comments

Monday Forum: July 3, 2017

Posted in Open Forum | 1,582 Comments