Author Archives: I am Spartacus

Go Hard. Go Early. Go School Halls.

Who would have thunk it.  A big dollar government stimulus program that involved spending too much on the wrong things in the wrong place.  Who would have thunk it. Reported in the Australian today, apparently: More than $36 million from Labor’s … Continue reading

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It Wuz Da Capitalists

It seems that the only way “socialism” can works is if it is deployed absolutely.  You know, like in North Korea. According to John Stossel, writing for Reason magazine, when pressed on his support for Hugo Chavez, Noam Chomsky said: … Continue reading

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On ya Bolt

Further to prior reporting, the SMH (and presumably the Age), have what appears to be the footage taken by designated recorder of the Andrew Bolt assault of earlier this week.  See here. Good on Bolt for giving back.  But imagine if … Continue reading

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The only way in which you can redistribute effectively the wealth is by destroying the incentives to have wealth.

Milton Friedman doing his version of the mic drop.  Brilliant.  Just brilliant. Good thing Australia has Turnbull, Shorten and Di Natale.

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Prior 18c QUT

The Australian has reported that: Former Queensland University of Technology worker Cindy Prior has been fundraising online to cover legal costs of her failed racial discrimination case against three students. Here is the actual Go Fund Me link. Much has … Continue reading

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Comical Aly

Spartacus does not generally like to comment on certain topics.  He is a firm believer in the principle that it is better to keep ones mouth closed and let people think you are a fool, than to open it and … Continue reading

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PVO in the Oz

Writing in the Australian today, Professor Peter Van Onselen wrote: The opposition has banked on long-term structural reforms as part of its wider policy script, such as changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions. To its shame, the … Continue reading

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Homicide vs Suicide

Apparently it is not Kathy’s Griffin’s fault that she voluntarily posted an idiotic and grossly offensive image of President Trump. Apparently it is not Kathy Griffin’s fault that she has been criticised from the left, right and centre for doing so. … Continue reading

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But the science is settled

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has tweeted in the last 1 hour that: (USA) Pulling out of the Paris Agreement would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color across the U.S. It … Continue reading

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Extraction Industry Olympiad

When it comes to extraction industries, Australia is world class. From mining, to energy to rent, Australians punch above their weight. In the domestic competition, in the rent extractions division, there is a real battle going on this year. Whichever … Continue reading

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