Author Archives: I am Spartacus

Amateurs. Rank Amateurs.

One of the many micro-scandals bubbling in Washington DC is the recent purchase of a US$31K dining set by HUD Secretary Ben Carson for his office: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spent $31,000 late last year on … Continue reading

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Mirror mirror on the wall

Mirror mirror on the wall.  Who’s the most forgetful of them all? Appearing a couple of days ago on the Ben Fordham radio show on 2GB was the “former Labor power broker” Graham Richardson.  (Andrew Bolt was also on the same … Continue reading

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The road to tyranny is paved by experts

It is not entirely clear whether our expert class is arrogant, delusional or just plain old dumb, but they continue to make policy and governance pronouncements with a degree of solipsism usually better demonstrated in toddlers.  And for people of … Continue reading

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What’s blue on the outside but green on the inside

The running joke is that the Australian greens are not really green but red.  Hence their nicknames of watermelons; green on the outside but red on the inside. When it comes to the Liberal Party, there are similarly representatives whose … Continue reading

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FitzSimons-Carlton Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect, in the field of psychology is is a cognitive bias wherein people of low ability suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The FitzSimons-Carlton effect, in the field of Fairfaxology … Continue reading

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Sydney University – Youz allz R Suckas

The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s oldest universities.  It may actually be the oldest.  And within its sandstone walls is housed the Sydney Environment Institute: Born as an Environmental Humanities and Social Science Network, we have become much … Continue reading

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In Ken We Trust

Dr Kenneth Ross “Ken” Henry AC is the former Secretary of the Commonwealth Treasury. With the exception of stints as an adviser to Paul Keating (as Treasurer) and as Australia’s representative to the OECD, Dr Henry’s entire “executive” career was … Continue reading

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What do you get when you mix green and red

What do you get when you mix green and red? If you are a painter, you get brown. Depending on the balance of green and red, you get shades of faecal hue. If you are a food scientist, you get … Continue reading

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Secret photo of Australian Greens Policy Development Committee meeting

Test run of latest tax policy from Australian Greens. Actor performing ATO role is the one holding the tool. Actor representing Australian citizens the one on the bottom. Follow I Am Spartacus on Twitter at @Ey_am_Spartacus

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LMAO – Liberty Victoria Voltaire Award

In 2017, Liberty Victoria declared former Australian Human Rights Commission Chair Gillian Triggs the winner of the Voltaire Award for: a person or group for an outstanding contribution to free speech in the past year. In 2018, Liberty Victoria declared Yassmin … Continue reading

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