Author Archives: Steve Kates

If the left could actually fulfil their promises they would never lose an election

I guess with compulsory voting, no one will be discouraged from going out to vote no matter how pessimistic they might feel. So in Australia, I guess this can’t hurt that much: Sharma will likely lose: Morrison. I realise those … Continue reading

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From the New York Times: What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult? Excerpts: NPC means “nonplayable character” or “nonplayer character.” It’s a term, borrowed from the world of video games, for a character that is controlled by the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 53 Comments

PDT’s 60 Minutes Interview

Apparently now deleted by CBS but here it is all the same. The Interviewer thought she had his number, that she would take him apart. But she is dealing with the absolutely best, most articulate president possibly in history. A … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 35 Comments

Jordan Peterson and Brett Kavanaugh

One of the major major flaws on the right is the reluctance to the point of refusal to back its side in a fight. Donald Trump is almost unique in his willingness to contest on every patch of disputed territory. … Continue reading

Posted in Conservative politics, Politics | 61 Comments

Gone dark from end to end

It’s by David Solway and about my erstwhile home and native land: The Canadian Mind. We’re not there yet but enough of it applies to Australia to make you worry, and there is plenty of our own political meanderings to … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues | 10 Comments

Believe some women

From my home city, once again in the news. An example of another male oppressor. And as it says at the link: “If you didn’t notice this video was satirical, that’s a commentary on you.” Even has an Australian angle … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left | 21 Comments

Lies, damned lies and media reports

This is from a post on What Media Bias Looks like taken from The Other McCain. What Media Bias Looks Like Rush Limbaugh has remarked that if all he wanted to talk about was media bias, he could spend all … Continue reading

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A dark age coming

The headline story in The AFR today begins: The federal government has slammed plans by business to go it alone on climate and energy policy but industry leaders are holding their ground and have the backing of Labor and the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Federal Politics | 22 Comments

It’s more difficult to understand why socialism doesn’t work than you might think

The reasons are explicable but they are very difficult to understand without a thorough knowledge of how economies work. From Instapundit GLORIA ALVAREZ ON REASON TV: Socialism Fails Every Time (Video): . It certainly has a lot of bad luck associated with … Continue reading

Posted in Market Economy, Socialism | 56 Comments

The bang-your-head-against-a-wall theory of economic policy

I’m in the middle of writing a paper on Classical Economic Theory which has as its central theme how near impossible for someone educated within one school of economic thought to understand another. My own belief is that one can … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy | 9 Comments