Category Archives: Guest Post

Guest Post: Michael Potter Big business is bad

A standard refrain of the left is ‘big business is bad’. It pops up in many guises, and the latest is in a claim that corporate tax cuts will disproportionately benefit Australia’s largest companies. We are told the largest 15 … Continue reading

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Guest Post: m0nty Trump’s counterfactual presidency: Caesar lives!

The ides of November are come… and gone, yet Caesar did not fall. He wanders the White House now, clad in what some call a bathrobe but must surely more resemble a toga. Historians have often wondered what would have … Continue reading

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Guest Post: John Adams Leadership speculation

As reported by Andrew Bolt, among others, preliminary leadership counting has now begun within the Coalition. While it is still early, the phones are being worked with an initial canvassing of numbers and a test of support for the Prime … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm Guest Post on Assisted suicide in 2017

If you think it’s time the ban on assisted suicide was lifted in your state, you can lobby your local politician and ask them to do something about it. Indeed, you can do the same if you are opposed to … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on Partners for Growth

Treasurer Morrison has asked parliamentarians to partner the Government in its efforts to boost the incomes of Australians. Where do I sign? We find out whether we are in recession on the 1st of March 2017, and there are only … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Guest Post, Rafe | 46 Comments

David Leyonhjelm. Free speech is a lot more than 18C

Free speech is a lot more than the right to freely comment on issues of race – important though that is. There is other legislation that contains restrictions on speech just as oppressive and infantile as Section 18c of the … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on the Australian of the Year awards

The Australian of the Year Awards cost taxpayers $4 million each year – which means every Australian chips in nearly 20 cents. I want my money back. Ever since Tim Flannery got the gong in 2007, these Awards have become … Continue reading

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Guest Post: kc r/K selection

I stumbled upon a concept so groundbreaking yesterday that I have spent hours in front of the screen digging deeper and trying to find flaws. It so fundamentally changes the way we should look at politics and the political spectrum, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Michael Potter Magic disappearing money and arguments against fiscal policy

Government budget surpluses result can result in the penury of the private sector, according to a media piece this week. But this argument against surpluses can easily be transformed into an argument against deficits. The article provides a simplified example. … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on good debt and bad debt

In delivering more debt and deficits, Treasurer Scott Morrison recently made a point of explaining that there is good debt and bad debt. Bad debt is when the Government borrows to fund things that are lapped up straight away and … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Guest Post | 21 Comments