Author Archives: Steve Kates

Andrew Bolt and the anti-semitic left

At least for the present, being anti-Semitic is still counted as a negative. How long that will be, who can tell, but it is not hard to see that those days may be coming to an end, and if they … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues | 69 Comments

Is this really true about the left?

Complete copy from this post from Hot Air: Vox: Sarah Jeong Was Just Talking The Way Most People On The Left Talk About White People. Vox: Sarah Jeong Was Just Talking The Way Most People On The Left Talk About … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Politics of the Left | 47 Comments

The left are like locusts. They cannot help destroying

From Sarah Hoyt, where I have extracted her core argument which really gets to the heart of things as they now are. Her title is: The Left are the Locusts of Culture. There is a scene in Independence Day where … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Socialism | 41 Comments

Funny business

Which funny enough was posted on the same day as this which is as humourless and dreary as anything you might find: Thanks To Comedy, Nobody Has Laughed Since Trump Became President. Here’s a sample: Ever since Donald Trump became … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues | 19 Comments

Oxford University Press from out of nowhere quotes Mill’s fourth proposition on capital

This is a tweet sent out by Oxford University Press Economics. Oxford Economics‏ @OUPEconomics FollowFollow @OUPEconomics More “Demand for commodities is not demand for labour.” – John Stuart Mill < 1:14 AM – 30 Jul 2018 . From Oxford University Press with … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Economics and economy | 10 Comments

Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts

Via Instapundit. INTERESTING FT PIECE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Chinese are wary of Donald Trump’s creative destruction: The president is the first US leader in decades to challenge China on multiple fronts Donald Trump … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 59 Comments

Economics as physics

So the US economy is expanding at a 4.1% annual rate and is experiencing a tightening labour market and possibly even rising real wages. That the American economy under PDT would shed the shackles left by eight years of Obama … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Economics and economy | 18 Comments

Lunar eclipse tonight starting at 4:24 am, AEST

I meant to mention it sooner: Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century to shine bright red in Australia’s early morning sky tonight. You’ll need to set your alarm clock if you want to see this century’s longest lunar eclipse … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story | 31 Comments

The future of their party and who knows who else

You don’t like PDT? Well then try this on instead. Via Steve Hayward. And yet another take from Ms Allie Beth Stuckey who has been criticised by all the unusual suspects, to whom she has replied: To clarify AGAIN for … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Economics on the left, Socialism | 33 Comments

Talk about creepy

Perhaps a bit of common sense at last from the Foreign Editor at the Oz: Back trump on Iran, with Netanyahu, Putin’s co-operation. But first he says this: Now, I think that crew of creepy right-wingers in the US and … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 17 Comments