Author Archives: I am Spartacus

Welcome to the ideas boom

In December 2015, the Australian Government launched the National Innovation and Science Agenda report.  According to this report: The National Innovation and Science Agenda will focus on four key pillars: Culture and capital Collaboration Talent and skills Government as an exemplar … Continue reading

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A parliament that does not legislate – call in the police.

James Robertson of the The Sydney Morning Herald seems to have taken a class from the Gillard School of Government; the school that teaches that good government is a government that passes as many laws as possible.  That the laws … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for. Very careful.

For those wishing that the Hon. Peter Costello MP were still in parliament or would make a come back, consider this. A test of a leader and the judgement of the leader is the people the leader surrounds himself with … Continue reading

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If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere

The New York Times is a rather influential publication.  It has a circulation greater than the total population of Australia. Now Spartacus is not a regular New York Times reader, but he does like to read Bret Stephens‘ opinion column. … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Policy

The evidence is that policy has caused Australia to have the highest electricity prices in the world.  Bring on the green jobs! Follow I Am Spartacus on Twitter at @Ey_am_Spartacus

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A metaphor for the relationship between the elected and the electors

Never trust anyone. pic.twitter.com/HWtkfXTGIu — Darwin Award 🔞 (@AwardsDarwin) October 5, 2017   Follow I Am Spartacus on Twitter at @Ey_am_Spartacus

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The words speak for themselves

In today’s AFR, is the Australian Financial Review Magazine Power edition – Who’s got it, who’s lost it and who’s behind the scenes. On the last page are some quotes on “What power means to me”.  This is what Kevid … Continue reading

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Political Reform

Let’s see. What have been the great political reform proposals of late? The 2 main ones offered up most recently and most frequently have been to neuter the Senate and to extend parliamentary terms from 3 to 4 years. Gee. … Continue reading

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Two Keynesian Economists Were Walking Down the Street

Two Keynesian economists were walking down the street when they came across a recent canine dropping. They paused and Economist 1 turned to Economist 2 and offered him $50,000 to taste the droppings.  Economist 2 considered the risks, rewards, cost and … Continue reading

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Green Jobs

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