Author Archives: Steve Kates

And then there’s that other leaked transcript

MT’s phenomenal lack of political judgement and wholly misplaced arrogant self-confidence is nicely displayed in the contrast with the other leaked transcript, where Donald Trump is speaking with the president of Mexico, Peña Nieto. This is from Ann Althouse, no … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 15 Comments

I’m going to have to find a better class of fish wrap

There I was wrapping the fish when this column by Greg Sheridan caught my eye: All credit to Turnbull for trying to seal deal with a troubled Trump. I gave you my view a couple of days ago but this … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, International | 52 Comments

Falling real wages and the stimulus

If you are an economist who looks at things from the demand side, then this is a puzzle: Most Australians have not had a pay rise in real terms in years in the face of an assault on wages which … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Economics and economy | 20 Comments

He says and does in private what he says and does in public

You may be sure the Administrative State is hunting through everything they can get their hands on – which includes pretty well everything that exists – to find something, anything, that will discredit Donald Trump. And the most remarkable result … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Federal Politics | 56 Comments

Seminar on what’s wrong with modern economics this Tuesday

This is the notice that has just been sent out from the School about a seminar I am about to present on Tuesday. You are welcome to come along but please first email Sveta to say you are intending to … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Gratuitous Advertising | 8 Comments

The distractors are complaining about the distractions they have caused

This story is almost beyond parody coming from the media, The Wall Street Journal in this case: Donald Trump: as Washington churns, world gets more dangerous. Listen to this loon: When folks here in Washington end a summer filled with … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 43 Comments

Donald Trump is the President and that is a very good thing indeed

“Even his acolytes [?!] such as Steve Kates must be wondering what’s next from Donald J. Trump. The quote is from LIQ whose 2000+ years mouldering in the grave have left him sorely out of touch with the modern world. … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 72 Comments

Who is Imran Awan and why is there not wall-to-wall coverage of his arrest?

I mention this only because it is the kind of thing that you will be able to find only on blogs and will be largely unreported in the media: Imran Awan Scandal Shows Just How Much Dirt Dems Wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media, Politics of the Left | 35 Comments

Trump the Great Debate live blog

At Freedomfest in LV again and today we have a debate on Donald Trump, pro and con, with DJT now PDT. [The original has now been edited six hours later when I finally got back to the room.] The contestants … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Catallaxy Survey | 33 Comments

Trump and our cultural wars

Travelling among the educated elites on this excursion into North America has been a depressing experience. I know that policy has been my line of work for the past thirty-plus years, but even so, you would think that for most … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues | 54 Comments