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How about we all just get along

The right side of politics consists of people who believe in tolerance and getting along with those who are willing to be tolerant and get along with us. If you are really interested in dealing with those who actually use … Continue reading

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Special Issue on Feminism and Capitalism

An appeal for papers to an economics journal that I thought might be of interest to some of you out there, brought to your attention as a public service information announcement. This was the covering note: Dear colleagues, might be … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson interviews Stephen Hicks

From the link to the video. Jordan Peterson speaks with Dr. Stephen Hicks – [born in Toronto I might add] – professor in the philosophy department at Rockford University in Illinois. Dr. Hicks is the author of the influential and … Continue reading

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Make the other half work too

In a previous life that was the title of the advertising textbook I studied in third year commerce.  The title riffed off a statement that only half of all advertising worked but nobody could be sure which half. II was … Continue reading

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How to turn A Life Untold into a living personal history

What I know about my grandparents today are hit and miss memories of people who were already really old by the time I entered into their lives (although around 25 years younger than I am right now). What I truly … Continue reading

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Courtesy of Facebook notifications. Don’t forget mine is 12 July in case you are not on Facebook to be reminded.

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Christmas books

Books for Christmas. Light and not so light reading for young and old. My Amazon books and Others. On the Amazon shelves we have guides to assorted books by Karl Popper, essays on Hayek and a collection of Australiana with … Continue reading

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Catallaxy Literary Awards Christmas Present Suggestions

It is a sad fact that neither of my books made it into the finals of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards this year. Given who the Prime Minister was at the time, and the subject matter of the books, I … Continue reading

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Climb every mountain

Come and celebrate the launch and release of Marc Hendrickx’s new book: A guide to climbing Ayers Rock — Marc Hendrickx With Roger Franklin, online editor of Quadrant, launching this important book. DATE AND TIME Wed. 5 December 2018 6:30 … Continue reading

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Get it while it lasts!

Exciting sale of military equipment and other useful things for the well-prepared and well turned-out Cat! Our biggest auction to date has just started at Bandiana, it includes: • Almost 3,000 pallets of ex-military clothing & equipment • Hats, Shoes, … Continue reading

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