Author Archives: I am Spartacus

Government by Thomas Jefferson

From the Declaration of Independence … We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of … Continue reading

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Land your helicopter into the winner’s circle

Performing on Paul Murray Live last night, the self declared arbiter of who is a socialist and who is a free enterprise-er, was in her usual “fine” form. In the context of a discussion around a coal powered electricity generator … Continue reading

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The Biggest Threat To Global Prosperity – Business

I know it is Wednesday and The Insiders was several days ago. But something that was discussed on “the couch” is still sitting in my craw.  You see, a dominant proportion of the Insiders panelists from last Sunday implied that … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Advertises Business Friendly Australia – Not!

In the last 24 hours, an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal – How Energy-Rich Australia Exported Its Way Into an Energy Crisis.  The by-line of the article was: The world’s No. 2 seller abroad of liquefied natural gas holds … Continue reading

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Spot the Differences

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Gonski Budgeting

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The Road to Venezuela

This is an assessment of what is going on in Venezuela by Enrique ter Horst.  He is the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in El Salvador and Haiti, was UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights. It should … Continue reading

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Open those borders – Part 2

In the comments to the earlier post and in the one last week about the differences between the ACs and LDP, it was suggested that Libertarians like open borders. It is worth drawing Cat’s attention to Milton Friedman (you know of the … Continue reading

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Open those borders

According to a recent Gallup poll, it is estimated that: 14% of the world’s adults — which translates to nearly 710 million people — saying they would like to move to another country if they had the opportunity. That’s adults … Continue reading

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The Ballad of SHY – Just Sit Right Back and You’ll Hear a Tale, a Tale of a Fateful Trip.

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