Author Archives: Steve Kates

The book no child should be without

If you are looking for Christmas ideas, you might consider Economics for Infants, the only book of its kind. A perfect book to read to your children and grandchildren! How do you explain the complexities of the economic order to … Continue reading

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The only thing Obama ever said I can wholeheartedly agree with

From The Australian via Andrew Bolt: It’s one of former ambassador Kim Beazle y’s favourite White House stories: the time Tony Abbott met Barack Obama in the Oval Office. “I was deeply worried,” Beazley told an audience gathered for a superannuation conference in Sydney yesterday. “It … Continue reading

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Macro Follies returns

The only movie that has ever been made from a book I wrote. The movie was put together by that genius, John Papola, producer of the greatest economic video ever, The Keynes-Hayek Rap. And as noted in the credits for … Continue reading

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Can reach all of Australia too

Don’t mean to distract you from the important news, but just thought I’d mention it. NKorea says new ICBM test a success; Can reach all of USA! Launch Calibrated to Avoid Military Response? NIKKI HALEY: CLOSER TO WAR… Beijing expresses … Continue reading

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Strange days indeed!

Elizabeth Warren pretended to have a Native American bloodlines which has turned out to be absolutely untrue. A liar, but what else is new, but cultural Marxist see absolutely no scandal on the left. All discussed in The Oz: Donald … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 50 Comments

Agit prop and the agent provocateur Bowdlerised edition

Given some of the comments on a previous post let me give you a Bowdlerised version. Says the same thing as before but perhaps not quite as pointed. For myself, reading some of the reactions to what I wrote I … Continue reading

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Agit prop and the agent provocateur

The one blessing about being brought up in a communist household is that you understand the left a good deal better than most. It also brings an added measure of concern when I see how easily a public unused to … Continue reading

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Even the NeverTrumpers are coming around

It’s from Instapundit IN NATIONAL REVIEW, OF ALL PLACES: This Thanksgiving, Thank Donald Trump: This Thanksgiving, Americans in general — and free-market conservatives in particular — have plenty for which to be grateful. And much of it would be absent had the White … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Economics and economy | 37 Comments

Remember Michelle Fields?

What’s your view on whether Michelle Field was pulled to the ground by Trump’s Chief of Staff? This is the truth. The entire story was a fabrication, a complete and absolute lie wholly made up with malicious intent. It was … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 52 Comments

Linked at Instapundit!

Here’s the link. MANSON AND THE TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION: “The potential for entire social movements to end up sympathizing with visibly pathological murderers with swastikas carved in their foreheads is a persistent potential. All you have to do is let down, … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Politics of the Left | 9 Comments