Author Archives: Steve Kates

How bad are the Dems? This bad!

  Read the whole thing, and it’s long: Extremism, Scandals Rip Apart Democrat Party: Radicalism, Racism, Anti-Semitism, Sexism, Socialism Threaten Left’s Return to Power. But the operative word is “threaten”. To the Dems themselves, these are their strengths, and who’s … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Politics of the Left | 26 Comments

Post-natal abortion (infanticide)

NORTHAM: If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left | 288 Comments

The economics of envy

Here’s a typical bit of leftist rubbish: Wealth concentration near ‘levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties,’ study finds. Such studies, and no doubt accurate to the third decimal. But suppose we just change the heading a bit: Wealth levels … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Economics on the left | 12 Comments

Classical economic theory and employment

At the very core of the classical arguments against public spending as a means to raise employment is John Stuart Mill’s 1848 Fourth Proposition on Capital: “Demand for commodities is not demand for labour”. There is no relationship between the … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics | 12 Comments

2019 Battle Lines: Capitalism and Growth (L-N) versus Socialism and Degrowth (ALP)

The story is from the US and about them but applies to us just as well: 2020 Battle Lines: Capitalism and Growth (R) versus Socialism and Degrowth (D). Here is much of the article but there is more at the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Federal Politics | 29 Comments

The Green Socialist agenda

What is most useful in the greater scheme of things is that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is more proof than anyone could wish to have how mad they are, but also that they have an agenda. But just because you and I … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Global warming and climate change policy, Socialism | 57 Comments

“Tonight we renew our resolve … to be a socialist country”

I received this note which really is astonishing: Regarding SOTU: Did you notice at about the 1 hour 21 minute mark of USA Today’s SOTU broadcast they edited out the word “never” when Trump put down Socialism? USA Today used … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 30 Comments

State of the Union one day later

Remember when the Democrats were going to stop Trump from delivering his State of the Union. Funny how he seems to get his way in the end. The Wall is next. As for the politics, Trump’s State of the Union … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Conservative politics | 28 Comments

State of the Union @ 1:00 pm AEDT

UPDATE: BELOW IS THE SPEECH IF YOU MISSED IT. A GREAT SPEECH THAT MORE THAN ROSE TO THE OCCASION.   TRUMP ROCKS HOUSE ‘WE WILL NEVER BE SOCIALIST COUNTRY’ NOT TO LEAVE OUT THIS: Trump Wins over Dems After Touting … Continue reading

Posted in American politics | 69 Comments

George Polites RIP

One of the greatest political geniuses of Australian history has just today gone to God, aged 100. He was the representative of employers across Australia from the 1950s through until the 1980s, with his great achievement the formation of the … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 18 Comments