Author Archives: The Artist Formerly Known As Spartacus

The business of business is no longer business

The business of business is no longer business.  It is now something completely different. Nowadays the business of business is a cocktail of social and socialist agendas funded through higher than necessary prices by businesses protected from competition by government.  … Continue reading

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With Friends Like Photios

NSW political operator, Michael Photios has made a second contribution in the Australian in recent weeks.  This time with “With contributions from Tom Loomes”.   No need to be dishing out an ultimatum on stadiums For Cats outside of NSW, there … Continue reading

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Janeta in the Oz

In the Australian today, Janet Albrechtsen writes another good one about the issue du jour, unions, through industry funds, using their relationship to try to leverage companies in which they have shareholdings to do all sorts of “interesting” things.  This includes … Continue reading

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We’ve only just begun

We’ve only just begun to live White lace and promises A kiss for luck and we’re on our way (We’ve only begun) Reported in the AFR today is Industry super’s plan to ‘reshape’ business for the long term. Interesting.  Very interesting. … Continue reading

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Impossible Mission Force

Dear Cats.  This is an unusual but important request. Please enable sound on your computer/phone/table/device as you read the post and allow this item (click here) to play in the back ground.  Righty oh. In the land of film and … Continue reading

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How rooted are we?

If your answer to the above was anything less than completely or all the way, then BUZZZZ.  Thank you for playing. This evening, your intrepid correspondent attended a gathering of people from the Sydney start up community.  The reason for … Continue reading

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A conga line of rent seekers

Does it get any more pathetic than this. Reported in the AFR today, Andrew Skelton, the CEO of A2B Ltd, the company formerly known as Cabcharge, said: In my view Uber is clogging up the streets. You see, he blames: Uber … Continue reading

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Feed the beast until the beast feeds on you

According to reporting in the Australian, Deputy Queensland Premier Jackie Trad said that: Workers in Queensland’s coal mining districts need to learn new skills amid a global backlash against coal-fired electricity. More specifically, Ms Trad said: The fact is, markets … Continue reading

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Filth, Bacteria, Lies and Tax

If you choose to live in dirt and filth and you wind up getting an infection, whose fault is it? Is your fault for choosing to live in filth or is it the bugs’ and rodents’ fault for spreading bacteria … Continue reading

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It’s the scientific consensus vibe

The latest contribution from US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Give it a couple of weeks before it peculates into the Australian Greens policy platform.  Emphasis belongs to TAFKAS: There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very … Continue reading

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