Category Archives: Ethics and morality

Cross Post: Rachel Moore You are the racist, actually, not me

I’m an Orthodox Jewish settler raising seven children in the West Bank. I’m also an American citizen and I voted for Donald Trump. Yeah, I’m that lady. I opened a local business here, and I did so on purpose — … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Ethics and morality, Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 48 Comments

David Leyonhjelm guest post. It’s all about trust

In July 2015 the Abbott government introduced a customs regulation to prohibit imports of seven shot lever action shotguns. The announcement by the Prime Minister made clear it was part of the government’s one-announcement-per-week terrorism strategy. It was also said … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Federal Politics, Guest Post | 58 Comments

Slow news day

Do you realise that there are people out there who live in sin? As in they carry on like they are married, but are not married. Some of these people even have children out of wedlock. I suspect that you … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government | 147 Comments

Apartheid doesn’t work like that

There is an op-ed in the Australian this morning that contains this curious sentence:* I object to public policy treating me as an “ethnic”. I claim all rights available to any Australian and demand no rights not available to every … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality, Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Oppressive government | 68 Comments

Greenies bleating

Somebody called Hugo Rifkind is complaining about the Trump victory: Ask yourself why Donald Trump says climate change is a hoax. Yes, a hoax. Not for him the careful equivocation of the “sceptic” who, perhaps, believes that the Earth is … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Ethics and morality, Global warming and climate change policy | 45 Comments

The revolt of the dispossessed

I have been re-reading Christopher Lasch’s brilliant The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy which was published more than a decade ago. It’s about the we-know-what’s-best-for-you types who have risen to the top of power structures across … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality | 27 Comments

So what has feminism done lately?

A very interesting conversation between Trisha Jha and Parnell McGuinness on feminism. Trisha Jha, it seems, won’t be calling herself a feminist any longer: It’s been a long time coming – no-platforming, abuse of safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, you … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Ethics and morality | 76 Comments

A little bit of fraud amongst friends

An astonishing justification of poor behaviour: The nine Australians charged with falsifying documents are innocent pawns in a war declared by Brazilian authorities on Olympic athletes in the wake of the Ryan Lochte incident. The fact that Lochte at best … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Hypocrisy of progressives | 42 Comments

The $100 million man

Compare and contrast: Obama on Iran payment: ‘We do not pay ransom’. Freed Iranian Hostage: Iranians Told Me They Were Waiting For Another Plane To Arrive Before Letting Us Go. I wonder who is telling the truth. On Thursday’s broadcast … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Ethics and morality | 9 Comments

Scholarships and the age of consent

So here is a story that generated some attention during the day: A leading education scholarship provider backed by some of Australia’s biggest businesses has begun quizzing high school students on their sexuality as part of its application process, sparking … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Hypocrisy of progressives, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 48 Comments