Category Archives: Guest Post

Guest Post: Todd Myers – How to Maximise your Senate Vote

In the House of Representatives, you are electing just a single member. Beyond your primary (1) vote deciding who gets $2.63 of taxpayers’ funds (if they get over 4% of the vote), there is little in the way of strategy … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on Middle Class Welfare

Robbing Peter to Pay Middle-Class Paul There is no government today that restricts itself to the provision of law and order, justice, and national defence. We have all become accustomed to the state providing an array of services. Some of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Lurker – The Devolution of Higher Learning

This year I will be starting University for the very first time and, as I begin my studies as a mature-age, external student, I feel fairly confident in my own ability to negotiate University life since I will be somewhat … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Custard is running for the Senate

I was born in 1965 in Bunbury WA. I am married to Linda and we have been together for 28 years. We live in the northern Perth suburb of Warwick. I hold dear those Christian teachings gained in my Catholic … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on political correctness. Guest post

When I released a video containing my National Apology to Taxpayers this week, the indignation it caused in some quarters was entirely predictable. It always amuses me when people claim something I have said or done is ‘inappropriate’ or politically … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Terry Barnes – Regulating e-cigarettes: read all about it!

Professor Emeritus Simon Chapman is a curious chap. Having signed aboard a team of academics commissioned at considerable cost by the federal government to review the regulation of e-cigarettes and related policy, and co-author of a related discussion paper circulated … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Bret Ashley – On behavioural economics

Ulysses: “I want to listen to the sirens” Behavioural Economist: “Sure, that’s your choice, but would you want a rope?” The detractors of this behavioural science (yes, multiple times on this blog) are quick to label Behavioural Economists as “tyrants”, … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. The Nanny State

The Senate Nanny State Inquiry, which I chaired, has ended due to the election. Its seven short reports, available on the Parliament House website, make sobering and even disturbing reading. Throughout the inquiry – during public hearings and in submissions … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Michael Potter – The case for company tax cuts

Another day, another argument that taxes should be higher. This time, it is the Age arguing that the case for company tax cuts is weak. First, the article oddly states that the costs of the tax cut are being “scarcely … Continue reading

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Cross post: Marcus – the 2016-17 Budget

If you want simple, no-nonsense budget analysis that can’t be found anywhere else, then read on. All figures have been sourced from the official 2016-17 budget papers and are presented so that you can form your own opinion. For some fun at … Continue reading

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