Category Archives: Guest Post

Peter Lang: What could have been – if nuclear power deployment had not been disrupted

If the pre-1967 declining cost and deployment rates of nuclear power had not been disrupted the world could have had cheap, reliable, secure, sustainable, comparatively safe electricity supply by now (Lang, 2017). The benefits for the global economy and human … Continue reading

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Guest Post from David Bidstrup. Will Tasmania save us from a dark future?

Todays “Australian” has an article by Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water in the Tasmanian parliament titled “Tasmania the “battery” to power the mainland”. In the late 80s I did time in Queenstown – (still not sure what … Continue reading

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Guest post on Wage Theft by David Leyonhjelm

Almost every day there are reports of employees being paid less than what the law says they should be paid. Company after company is either making a public confession or the Fair Work Commission is outing them, with backpay and … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Tucker: The Incredibly Uneventful Impeachment

When news on the radio news starts these days, the top item is about the impending impeachment of the U.S. President by the House. Every day for weeks now, I immediately think: ok but what’s the actual news? Anything interesting … Continue reading

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Pyrmonter: More from less

Many Cats will be familiar with Liberty Fund’s EconTalk podcast. Over the last few years, its host, Hoover and ex-George Mason economist Russ Roberts, has widened the scope of interviews to cover topics as diverse as stillness and political philosophy.  … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Tucker: Why the Moral Panic Over the Libra?

Bitcoin was invented eleven years ago this month with the release of the famous white paper by Satoshi Nakamoto. The little crypto that could has rocked the world financial order, not only because of its high performing price  – with … Continue reading

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Pyrmonter: Picketty and Saez?

Thomas Picketty is the poster-boy of a certain sort of left-wing, numerate social scientist: the author of at least one thick book (which may not be much read at p 3) and many articles on income distribution, making arguments that … Continue reading

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Greg Chapman: The Corbyn Conspiracy – How he intends to achieve Brexit and become PM

After the spectacular success (by ABC standards) of my previous Brexit predictions, I have decided to polish the crystal ball to see what new schemes are hatching. Jeremy Corbyn wants to be the first communist Prime Minister of the UK … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Tucker: Trump Wins the Trade War. Everyone Else Loses

The 70-year global progress toward freer trade is permanently reversed so long as the Republicans hold the White House. That’s the message of the non-deal trade deal just announced between the U.S. and China. It’s a deal that reduces no … Continue reading

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Muddy: Purrfiction

Let’s skip an apology for the atrocious pun and get straight to the sinews. Kittehs, Cats, and assorted parasitic infestations, this is your last opportunity to submit a classy NEW word for the Catictionary for 2019. For the uninitiated, the … Continue reading

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