Author Archives: The Artist Formerly Known As Spartacus

Guest Post – Justinian The Great – Climate Insanity: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words and More of Your Dollars

Climate Insanity: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words and More of Your Dollars Bill Shorten wants 50% renewable energy by 2030 to save the planet from the Japanese. Below is the Kobe 2,700 MW coal fired power plant in … Continue reading

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Streetwise Professor

TAFKAS can’t recall if he has referenced him before, but the Streetwise Professor, Craig Pirrong from the University of Houston, maintains a very good blog. His latest post is about the idiots in Germany and Sweden: Heretofore the Germans have … Continue reading

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A price on carbon

A price on carbon.  A price on carbon. If TAFKAS hears another expert or commentator advocate for a price on carbon, his head will explode.  TAFKAS is not interested in WHETHER there is a price on carbon.  TAFKAS is interested … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Justinian the Great – Musings on the Senate: Voting and Election 

There is always a lot of griping about the undemocratic nature of the senate come election time from both the major political parties and the Canberra press gallery. I dare say a lot of Cats would be open to abolishing … Continue reading

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Israel Folau

Yawn.  Boring.  Next. TAFKAS is sick and tired and tired and sick of this whole Folau speech business. For those windbags alleging some role by Qantas in exerting its sponsorship will on Rugby Australia, you would have a touch more … Continue reading

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Who needs Khemlani when you have Super

Politicians come and go.  Bureaucrats not so frequently.  Political parties even less so.  Archives never. Devoid of any intellectual heft, the ALP has delved into the party archives and dusted off Gough Whitlam’s plans for Australia.  Yeah sure they were … Continue reading

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Clueless from Canberra

It’s one thing to be clueless.  It’s another thing to be in Parliament.  It’s yet another thing to be a former academic seeking to legislate and regulate from a basis of utter ignorance. Welcome to the mic, Dr Andrew Leigh, … Continue reading

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Green eggs and sham

Enough of this charade.  Enough of the misdirection.  The Greens are not a party of socialism.  They are a party of fascism. To start with, to suggest that socialism is to left wing as is fascism to right wing is … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s most damaging global export

What is New Zealand’s most damaging global export?  No.  It’s not Barnaby Joyce.  It’s not  fush und chups either.  It’s the Phillips Curve: a single-equation econometric model, named after William Phillips (a Kiwi!), describing a historical inverse relationship between rates of unemployment and corresponding rates … Continue reading

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A time for chosing

Ok sorry.  The title is misleading.  This is not about Ronald Reagan’s seminal 1964 speech.  Unfortunately. Follows is a brief extract from Daniel Hannan’s book, The New Road to Serfdom.  This extract is his comparison of the US constitution and … Continue reading

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