Category Archives: Cultural Issues

Trump ends global warming. And crosses the swamp!

A remarkable chart that shows how the Trump Pence administration has reversed the warming trend under Obama Biden (hyperbole alert). The heavy black line is the moving average that is not yet reflecting the latest decline produced by the Donald’s … Continue reading

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Politics and Sport: Not a Goodes Look

I am calling BS on Adam Goodes and the politically correct and biased documentary making him out to be a victim of racism. Special mention to Jupes who has already covered this topic brilliantly as I share most, if not … Continue reading

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The Friedman Papers 2019

Get your copy of the Friedman Papers here. Selected from our favourite and most attractive speakers at the conference. The Doomlord contributed the first paper on Milton Friedman – a man of his time; a man for our times. The … Continue reading

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A litany of lies to end the rock climb at Ayers Rock

A stirring presentation by Marc Hendrickx at the Friedman Conference describing the outrageous falsehoods advanced by Parks Australia and the Board to justify closing the climb. On the 26th of October in just 155 days the Board of the Uluru … Continue reading

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Friedman Conference Report 2. Meet the Libertarian Spice Girls!

This conference really deserves live-blogging. Among many high points the 10 o’clock session yesterday stands out. Leaving the Left was a panel with Bindi Cole Chocka, Miriam Isa, Vanessa de Largie and Omayma Mohamed. Words fail to convey the seismic … Continue reading

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Soak the poor

The astonishing part about modern macroeconomics is how those whose wealth is most comprehensively plundered through public spending and crony capitalism are the ones who are told that everything is being done on their behalf. Governments spend trillions hiring their … Continue reading

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Inventing the individual has a long history

Here’s a book you might consider if you are interested in seeing the world in a different way: Inventing the Individual. It was brought to our attention by Roger on a previous post, who wrote in the comments: Read Larry Siedentop’s … Continue reading

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Peter Mayhew 1944 – 2019

Posted in Cultural Issues, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 8 Comments

The rise of savage terrorist creeds

This is from Arnold Lunn’s 1939 Communism and Socialism: A Study in the Technique of Revolution. It comes at the start of Chapter XIV, “The Fruits of a False Philosophy”. The waning of the Christian ethic across the world will … Continue reading

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Easter 2019

Our traditional Easter Post Several years ago my RMIT colleague Tim Fry and I had an Easter-themed op-ed in the Australian Financial Review. I have posted it before, but it is well worth revisiting. ~~~++~~~ Easter commemorates the death and … Continue reading

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