Author Archives: I am Spartacus

Guest Author: Justinian the Great: Defending the Indefensible

Malcolm is getting ready to vigorously defend his legacy, starting with an appearance on Q&A (says it all). One might have thought you had to have a legacy before you could defend one (a positive one that is). Which begs … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Justinian the Great: The Race that Stops the Government – Wentworth Stakes

With the spring racing carnival in full flight it is timely to check the form guide of Morrison stables for the remainder of the carnival. While all the attention today is on the race that stops the nation, being a … Continue reading

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Still not back, but need to comment on the “Cameron Affair”

As previously advised, Spartacus has hung up the keyboard and taken a seat. But sometimes it is important to stand up. And today is one of those days. There have already been 2 posts and numerous comments on Catallaxy about … Continue reading

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Not back but

Spartacus is not back, but Spartacus is taking advantage of a legacy advantage. The Managing Director and Editor in Chief of the Catallaxy Broadcasting Corporation, Sinclair, has not yet confiscated Spartacus’ keys to the executive washroom.  As such, Spartacus will … Continue reading

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The Last Post

Dear Cats. For reasons more varied and complex to detail here, this will be Spartacus’ last post. Spartacus is retiring from blogging from this august site and elsewhere. What started as a brief rant about something or other led to … Continue reading

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Super Trouper

To paraphrase the great Thomas Sowell, the Australian Superannuation system is not really about the retirement income of the masses. It is about the income of the financial services elites. Even the 1980s ABBA song Super Trouper had a prescient … Continue reading

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Structurally Separate the ABC

Well, well, well.  The news coming out about the ABC shenanigans continues. Kevin Rudd calls for a Royal Commission into the ABC. Former Chairman and former advisor to Gough Whiltman, James Spigelman, has been advising Michelle Guthrie. But honestly, is … Continue reading

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The New Normal

What do you call a collection of people who bend, bypass and break established rules, norms and standards? The answer my friends is the Democratic Party of America. Trigger warning, this post is about US politics, a subject Spartacus generally … Continue reading

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Why did the Labor Politician cross the road

Why did the Labor Politician cross the road? To increase their taxes as well. Of course. Let’s just get something straight. By virtue of inflation, that wonderful thing the Treasury and RBA likes to keep bubbling away, the absence of … Continue reading

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ABC – not who to blame but what to learn

What a debacle.  What an absolute debacle. If there is a textbook case study in poor governance and organisational design, ABC is it.  Dis-functional board.  Sub-par CEO.  Insubordinate staff.  Bloated bureaucracy.  Rent seekers at 20 paces. Can it get any … Continue reading

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