Author Archives: Steve Kates

Idlers and good-for-nothings

I’m in the midst of a book on the coming of Keynesian economics into the world and the disappearance of classical theory. I have just now finished a section discussing the first Keynesian textbook ever written, Lorie Tarshis’s The Elements … Continue reading

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This land is my land, this land is Greenland

From the icy tundra To the icy tundra This land was made to protect the Arctic from the Russians and the Coms From out of left field it definitely is, but filled with sense and sound political instincts. Also taken … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t the left prefer the truth to outright falsehood since the lies will create major harm in all our lives, even their own?

In case you didn’t see it. The media plus all of their readers and viewers prefer lies to truth. Why that is cannot be explained since the lies will make their lives far, far worse, while the truth will allow … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Media | 63 Comments

If they can bring on a recession to sink Donald Trump they will

Let me start with this sage piece of advice from Henry in the previous post: No sensible purpose is served by the facile criticism of the administration that increasingly pervades the Australian media, and the equally facile ­questioning of the … Continue reading

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An idiotic idea so bizarrely stupid it defies sense

From this morning’s Oz a story I have just gotten round to now: The Reserve Bank governor is calling for 3 per cent wages growth across the public sector, apparently to help the rest of us. Ratcheting up public sector … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy | 76 Comments

Beyond belief

PEOPLE CLOSE TO HIM FEAR MURDERED… TOLD AUTHORITIES SOMEONE TRIED TO KILL HIM… SKEPTICISM ENSUES… ‘SMELLS FISHY’… DAY AFTER DOCS DROPPED… ‘HANGED SELF’… TAKEN OFF SUICIDE WATCH… WIRE: GUARDS BROKE PROTOCOL… ATTORNEY GENERAL APPALLED… DOJ, FBI INVESTIGATING… PHOTOS… CONSPIRACIES ERUPT… … Continue reading

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CPAC Australia Day 2

Just a brief post before I put my weary bones to bed after a night of carousing, conservatively, at the end of the second very full day of the very first Australian Conservative Political Action Conference. So overloaded with interest … Continue reading

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CPAC Australia first day an astonishing success

The first day of Australia’s first Conservative Political Action Conference was an astonishing success. I cannot tell you what a satisfying day it was, full of interest and surprise, even where I didn’t expect to be surprised. I will only … Continue reading

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Economic mis-management continues

As it happens I’m sitting at the airport at the Qantas terminal waiting on my flight when there is an article atop the paper about “Qantas boss warns climate hysteria threatens air travel”. Seems he’s not always as politically correct … Continue reading

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If their readers wanted news they wouldn’t read The New York Times

New York Times releases a second edition with a different headline after Twitter backlash and liberals announce they’re canceling subscriptions. Must not say anything even slightly positive about the President. They live in a sheltered workshop in which exposure to … Continue reading

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