Author Archives: Steve Kates

Advising the president on North Korea

On every issue both international and domestic I find myself on the same side as Donald Trump. He is, moreover, not a lone wolf, he is not the head of some “think tank” that pours out advice without responsibility, but … Continue reading

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Keynesian economics wrecks economies

I picked this up at Andrew Bolt which reminds me why I tend not to read the papers any more. The article is quite accurate and important – Living standards in decline as real wage growth stagnates. The problem is … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Economics and economy | 10 Comments

A Trump partial have-done list three months in

It does occur to me from time to time that the media keep harping on Russia and the other non-issues precisely because Trump is moving forward on so many parts of his agenda. I cannot tell you the provenance of … Continue reading

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Something to think about

And if you are wondering why I was reading The Age, we were in a cafe and the comics are right next to the sudoku.

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Making Marxism cool again

There are so many different directions from which cultural Marxism comes that it is impossible to keep up. If you do not understand and wish to sustain a society of free individuals whose aim is to live in freedom and … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics of the Left | 62 Comments

Communism for Kids versus Economics for Infants

Just like the article says, this is MIT’s new publication ‘COMMUNISM FOR KIDS’. You can pick it up at Amazon where you can find the following blurb: Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Cultural Issues, Market Economy | 37 Comments

“We need to push back against this rubbish”

No namby-pamby PC. From the accompanying note that came with the vid: Today we are launching the website: www.marklathamsoutsiders.com Have a look at the site: hopefully it will become a handy resource for folks wanting to fight back against the … Continue reading

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“The Utopia of Damned Fools”

This is from an article on “The New Deal” written by H.L. Mencken in May, 1935 and published in A Mencken Chrestomathy [Vintage Books New York 1982: pages 424-25]. It discusses how the first application of Keynesian economics by the … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Economics on the left | 15 Comments

Now to some basics

I was willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt over what he was up to in Syria, but if he actually intends to put America on a path to war over the use of chemical weapons in Syria … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 34 Comments

“I stand with Mark Latham and I want him back”

The words in the heading are Ross Cameron’s from yesterday’s Outsiders and let me say the same for myself, I stand with Mark Latham and I want him back. Sky News has to understand that they are responsible for what … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media | 31 Comments