Author Archives: Steve Kates

Why were either of these stories national news?

The news judgment of the major media organisations in the United States is deeply impaired, indeed it is near enough mad and the people who report such stories along with those who believe them on no evidence at all are … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Media, Politics of the Left | 37 Comments

Jordan Peterson interviews Stephen Hicks

From the link to the video. Jordan Peterson speaks with Dr. Stephen Hicks – [born in Toronto I might add] – professor in the philosophy department at Rockford University in Illinois. Dr. Hicks is the author of the influential and … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Gratuitous Advertising, Philosophy | 8 Comments

Our international reputation for green political stupidity continues to grow

Let me start with this suggestion: IT MUST BECOME ILLEGAL FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS PROVIDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES TO BE GIVEN A GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY OF ANY KIND TO UNDERTAKE ANY FORM OF INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION IN AUSTRALIA. Let me … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Politics | 28 Comments

Look! Australia is now setting the international standard for green idiocy

From Instapundit. UNEXPECTEDLY: Australia’s Obsession With Hopelessly Intermittent Wind & Solar Wrecking Entire Power Grid. Australians once enjoyed affordable power, reliably delivered: the chaotic delivery of wind and solar changed all that. Australian power prices have rocketed out-of-control: its wind and … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 16 Comments

Doubling down on incompetence

What else is he going to say, I suppose, but say it he did: Labor’s record spending while in power has been used as an attack for years. Wayne Swan, responsible for the debt, says he’s proud of it. That … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, Federal Politics | 23 Comments

“Illegal and treasonous”

Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged. He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media, Politics of the Left | 34 Comments

What is capitalism?

There is an interesting thread at Powerline on the question What is socialism? The central aim of socialism has always been to rid ourselves of the capitalist system. And what, exactly, do these socialists wish to get rid of? Certainly … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Economics on the left, Socialism | 71 Comments

No part of the mainstream media will tell you but this is the greatest political scandal in American history

Not a “hoax” but actual treason. Obviously not from an American newspaper but from the Daily Mail in the UK: Trump quotes Rush Limbaugh’s claim that Mueller’s investigators ‘ought to be in jail’ for cover-up of ‘silent coup’ against the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media, Politics of the Left | 33 Comments

An Ocasio-Cortex sampler

The ultimate aim must be to ensure that everyone who calls themselves a socialist is recognised as a highly dangerous fool. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a figure of fun to most of us. She is an ignorant loudmouth buffoon that more … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left | 47 Comments

If orangutangs can work it out why can’t socialists?

You know, that incentives are necessary to promote productive activity and that an economy must encourage the supply-side of the economy if output is to grow. The article is about how Orangutans make complex economic decisions. As they conclude: “Optimality … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left | 17 Comments