Category Archives: Guest Post

Guest Post: Stephen Cable There is no participation trophy in real life

There has been a trend afoot for a number of years to give people participation awards, particularly to children in sporting competitions. They are told that turning up and participating in an event is what really matters and it’s not … Continue reading

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Guest post: Muddy Napalm Furballs

I’ve been thinking for some time about shamelessly appropriating and ‘tweaking’ Tim Blair’s annual Frightbat of the Year Award. Cat commenters would be able to nominate star performers for a select number of categories, and then vote for them later … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: It’s time we shot the horse.

There were 5 articles about electricity in my daily papers today, (18 December 2017). The front page of “The Australian” tells us that “Power bill relief is on the way”, from the middle of next year. Apparently this will be … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm. Accelerating the share of women in management

Although men typically hold more senior positions in the paid workplace than women, this gap is shrinking. The question is, how fast should it shrink in the future? Authoritarians will favour quicker action than libertarians, because authoritarians are less likely … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: “The madhouse effect”: how man-made global insanity threatens our future.

Looking at the behaviour of those who would lead us back to the dark ages in order to “save the planet”, the “science” of “global warming” and the insane policies put in place to achieve our salvation from “climate change … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: What is 2 + 2? An old joke re-told.

An Engineer, a Mathematician and a “Climate scientist” are each asked “what is 2 + 2?  The Engineer says “somewhere between 3.9 and 4.1”, the Mathematician says “4” and the “Climate scientist” says “what would you like it to be?” … Continue reading

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Peter Van Valkenburgh: What Is “Blockchain” Anyway?

“Blockchain” has become a buzzword in the technology and financial industries. It is often cited as a panacea for all manner business and governance problems. “Blockchain’s” popularity may be an encouraging sign for innovation, but it has also resulted in … Continue reading

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Guest post. David Leyonhjelm on the gender pay gap

Reports of a substantial gender pay gap from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency are intended to be alarming. It works; the more naïve media and commentators are suitably alarmed and insist something needs to be done. Wiser heads are not … Continue reading

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John Adams: Trial by Media is a Dangerous Precedent

Australia must avoid delivering justice through ‘trial by media’. Across the western world, a sweeping phenomenon is now underway to expose current and historical hidden and entrenched sexual misconduct as well as organisational cultures that enable sexual misconduct. This phenomenon, … Continue reading

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Stephen Cable: No matter the question, government is the answer

In an excellent article in The Australian this week, Nick Cater does a skilful dissection of the Northcote by-election in Victoria. For those who might not have heard the news, a seat that has been Labor since 1927 went to … Continue reading

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