Author Archives: The Artist Formerly Known As Spartacus

Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez work for Wayne Swan?

Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez work for Wayne Swan?  You really have wonder with economic literacy like this: I think the first thing that we need to do is kind of break the mistaken idea that taxes pay for 100 percent of government … Continue reading

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We will all pay for this

Whether Westpac wins or loses this case, all Australians will pay for this.  One way or another.  The only certain winners will be the lawyers. NinFax is reporting that: Westpac is facing the first class action against a major bank … Continue reading

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A quote for current times

From here: … the enemy of populism isn’t the right wing or the left wing — the enemy of populism is liberalism, understood here not in the demented sense we use it in U.S. politics (where liberals are the people … Continue reading

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Hello World. Goodbye Sanity.

Spoiler alert. In the most recent, 3rd version, of the A Star Is Born movie, there is a scene where the Bradley Cooper character gets up on stage at an awards night, before millions of viewers, and voids his bladder.  … Continue reading

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Diversa-fraud

The sham that is our modern political systems never ceases to amaze or know any bound. Recently the Centre for Independent Studies hosted a panel on Women in Politics.  It was a discussion with four very bright, very capable and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Justinian the Great: What About Quality Regulation? The Hard Truth.

Being Justinian the Great I have somewhat of an interest in law and regulation. An earlier post by TAFKAS (really? Can’t we just go back to calling you Spartacus? Can’t you just admit retirement wasn’t your thing?) caught my attention. … Continue reading

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Cat of the Day

There must be something in the air today. On the same day that Dr Steve posted his What is capitalism piece and TAFKAS posted on the regulatory and public policy wisdom of Ross Gittens, TAFKAS will offer a link to another … Continue reading

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Can we have some evidence

This is from Ross Gittins writing for the NinFax: But having gone for several decades under-regulating many industries and employers, there’s a high risk we’ll now swing to the opposite extreme of over-regulation. Really?  “Under-regulating”. Can someone please point TAFKAS … Continue reading

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Catallaxy Exclusive – Breaking News

A precedent setting complained has been lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission. Tran-sexual Billi Betti Bueller has lodge a complaint alleging systematic gender discrimination by the electricity and electronics industry. Mx Bueller said: “The standard description of electricity connectors … Continue reading

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The Legal Industrial Complex – Stand up Philosophers

Ok.  TAFKAS reckons this post will set the cat amongst the pigeons. In the 1995 movie the Usual Suspects, character Roger “Verbal” Kint made the most profound of observation: The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world … Continue reading

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