Author Archives: Steve Kates

Further evidence of The Rise of Anti-Christian Sentiment in the West

Received today from Professor Augusto Zimmermann in WA. Dear Friend, I would like to call your attention to a very serious matter. As you know, I am organising in Perth a major conference on religious freedom entitled ‘Religious Freedom at … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of speech, Media, Politics of the Left | 35 Comments

2020 foresight

President Donald Trump 2020 trailer. A sneak peak of the upcoming 2020 election — Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱 (@PolishPatriotTM) April 5, 2019 Don’t know how official it is, but the election is coming. There is also this from Tucker Carlson … Continue reading

Posted in American politics | 14 Comments

So just how WTO-compliant is that?

This is from this morning’s Australian: Trade alliances caught in crossfire as the giants clash. It’s about how Australia will be runover in a clash between the US and China over trade. Xi will resist any attempt by the US … Continue reading

Posted in International | 18 Comments

Minding your A’s and T’s

I reckon at this point the election looks about even. The Coalition, bless their hearts, are finally again moving towards the A-list of conservative policies. Towards self-reliance as the central means of running our lives, away from global warming hysteria, … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 24 Comments

Where the cure is not only worse than the disease it is the disease

Front page story in The Oz today: Shorten unveils tax and spend ‘cure’. Bill Shorten will claim the most significant reforms to Medicare since it was created by Bob Hawke in 1984, with a $2.3 billion expansion of bulk billing … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Politics of the Left | 16 Comments


I received the following email this morning. Your tickets have been cancelled Your tickets for The Deplorables | MELBOURNE have been cancelled. So I wrote to the organisers to ask why. I personally never expect the show to go on, but why cancel? This was the reply: Hello … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Technology & Telco | 19 Comments

Is the Venezuelan economy suffering from a deficiency of demand?

The Venezuelan economy is in a mess. Everyone knows it; no one denies it. There has been a catastrophic fall in real incomes and wealth. Why? Is it because everyone has decided to save rather than spend? Is it because … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Economics on the left | 15 Comments

These socialist loons are completely mainstream

Start with this, from the New York Times: Modern Monetary Theory Makes Sense, Up to a Point. It begins: The term “modern monetary theory” has been talked about so much lately that we mainstream economists need to try to understand … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Economics on the left | 17 Comments

More like the Dark Ages

With education the way it is, neither the cartoon nor this story will any longer have meaning and resonance: Venezuela returns to ‘Middle Ages’ during power outages. “We make lamps that burn gasoline, or oil, or kerosene — any type … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Politics of the Left | 20 Comments

We are in a moment of reprieve

I finally got to listen to PDT’s whole speech and it was spellbinding. Mark Steyn and Tucker Carlson both watched it and both have had the same reaction. Who else today can give a speech that lasts an hour and … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Politics | 11 Comments