Author Archives: Steve Kates

“The global deal of tomorrow”

This is from Canada’s Financial Post: In the Trump era, the plan for a Canadian-U.K.-Australia-New Zealand trade alliance is quickly catching on. Here is the point but it’s an interesting article from end to end. These are the first and … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, International | 60 Comments

More light

Publius Decius Mus, the name behind which Michael Anton wrote some of the most enlightening articles during the election, has now not only been brought out into the light, but is on that account also on the high intensity receiving … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues | 13 Comments

Au nom du peuple

Marine le Pen’s first campaign ad. If you are deaf to what she is saying, you are deaf to the most important issue of our times. Via Andrew Bolt.

Posted in Cultural Issues | 54 Comments

The circling of the elites

Sunday morning so thought I would look at the paper and there we have this column by PVO on Political discourse coarsened by reactionary war against ‘elites’. It’s not every reactionary who becomes the wave of the future, but there … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Philosophy | 44 Comments

Did you know the EU has a tariff wall?

I suppose I am being baited by LIQ’s reference to J.-B. Say but the world is as it is. The point really about free trade is that the country that does not enter into it is depriving itself of the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Classical Economics | 38 Comments

The true meaning of populism

Here’s the dual headline that comes with the pic: Rolling Blackouts In South Australia As Wind Farms Fail Again/Coldest Winter In Decade Causes Energy Shortages Across Southeast Europe. The core of the story is the consequence of using non-renewable sources … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy | 34 Comments

“A healthy and necessary re-assertion of the primacy of the nation-state”

Trump’s America First theme in his inauguration did not in the least worry me since it was pro-American and not anti-anyone else. I am Australia First in the same kind of way. We have created our own way of life … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Australian Story | 19 Comments

Donald Trump and conservative values

What would they know about the meaning of conservative? First we have Paul Kelly writing his column with the heading Conservative principles and values are being trashed. And then there’s Brian Loughnane with this as the highlighted quote from his … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality, Philosophy, Politics | 38 Comments

What is to be done?

All from The Australian today: Newspoll: Hanson on the rise as Coalition support dives Cory Bernardi set to split from Liberal Party to form conservative party Bill to prop up green power hits $3 billion a year We all know … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 60 Comments

Patriot’s Day / Superbowl kickoff @ 10:30 am

This is the description of the movie Patriots Day: An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues | 19 Comments