Author Archives: I am Spartacus

Another good piece by Adam Creighton

In today’s Oz, Adam Creighton writes another top piece, this time on the costs and lack of benefits of political and ministerial advisors.  Cats should really read it: Barnaby Joyce affair: political advisers cost too much Spartacus has previously written … Continue reading

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Chimpanzees throwing feces

The following is from Jane Goodall Institute of Canada: In their natural habitat, when chimpanzees become angry, they often stand up, wave their arms, and throw branches or rocks – anything nearby that they can get their hands on. When … Continue reading

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Ok. I’ll Say it.

Barnaby.  You gotta go and not just on annual/personal leave. From the punters guide to the removal of a member of the front bench: They are a distraction sucking up political oxygen.  Strike 1.  Reference the front page of every … Continue reading

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Cool for Cats

One of the pleasures of contributing to Catallaxy Files is the knowledge that it is the smartest and best informed community in Australia. To wit, Spartacus would like to pose the following question in the hope that someone can provide … Continue reading

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Alternative Funding Arrangements

What happens to a “business” that mocks and conspires to destroy the livelihood of its customers?  In a normal world, such a “business” would go out of business very quickly.  In Australia, where such a “business” is the Australian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Tax Question for the Prime Minister and the Treasurer

Dear Prime Minister and Treasurer, Can you please explain to us simple voters, why is it that a general company tax decrease will stimulate economic activity, job creation and wage increases, but a bank tax increase will also stimulate economic activity, … Continue reading

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How much is free speech and free expression worth

How much is free speech and free expression worth?  USD$17,000 apparently. It seems that charging university associations for the cost of security is an increasingly common phenomenon.  It’s not just a University of Sydney thing or an Australian thing. Yes the … Continue reading

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Arranged marriages or the end of the species

According to research published in The Economist (sourced from YouGov and the Economist), and reported in the Daily Wire: When it came to asking a woman out for a drink, about one in four young males and about 12.5% of … Continue reading

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Richonomics

A former colleague of Spartacus used to have a saying – one big project. He was referencing that everything, at least in the business we were working at at the time, was interconnected. The same can be said about an … Continue reading

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Let the experts decide. They know better.

Here is a quiz question for Cats. Name this product. One is required by law to consume it. There is a publicly provided version version of this product and a privately provided one. The private version costs the consumer more … Continue reading

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