Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

We need more judges like this

I’m sure many Cats recall a series of horrific rape crimes committed in Sydney in the early noughties. The judge who presided in the subsequent trial has written his memoirs and it got extracted in the AFR.  Some highlights: Sexual … Continue reading

Posted in Rule of law, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 171 Comments

Tasmania Votes 2018

Posted in Elections, Open Forum | 112 Comments

Open Forum: March 3, 2018

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Our latest Blockchain offering

My RMIT colleagues Chris Berg, Jason Potts and I have another paper up at SSRN. Distributed ledger technology emerged in 2009 as the protocol behind bitcoin, a cryptocurrency with origins in the ‘cypherpunk’ community who sought to use cryptography to … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics | 8 Comments

Nuclear weapons for Australia

While I agree with the sentiment, this is more than a little bit cheeky: Her [NZ PM Jacinda Ardern] arrival coincided with a speech in Sydney by her deputy, Winston Peters, who argued that Australia should consider nuclear armament as … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, National Security | 65 Comments

Wednesday Forum: February 28, 2018

Posted in Open Forum | 1,280 Comments

ASADA up to its old tricks

We have made the point that ASADA views itself above the law of the land and above the Parliament. Well there is no let up. THE Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority is fighting fresh attempts for key documents in the Essendon … Continue reading

Posted in AFLgate, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 12 Comments

This shit is getting real

Georgia’s Lt. Governor tweeted this: I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back. — Casey … Continue reading

Posted in American politics | 83 Comments

Decentralized 2017

I spoke at the Decentralized 2017 conference in Cyprus late last year. Update: In related news following on from my CSIRO talk last week Campus Morning Mail had this story: RMIT economists are big on investing in teaching and research on the transformative … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics | 1 Comment

Q&A Forum: February 26, 2018

Posted in Open Forum | 158 Comments