Category Archives: Guest Post

Zeev Vinokurov: Cities can grow without gridlock

Perhaps you’ve heard of the City of Melbourne’s misguided plan to ban non-resident cars from the CBD. It’s understandable: our economy and population are growing, and the resulting congestion is costing us thousands of dollars per year individually, and billions … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Money for nothing

Ex-Nationals senator Ron Boswell wrote in “The Australian” today, (19 April 2018), making the point that the RET is failing us and forcing electricity prices through the roof, putting ordinary folk in energy poverty and destroying businesses. His solutions echo … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post on motorists

Australians love their cars. It’s not hard to see why; cars can be comfortable, convenient and liberating. Yet our governments seem intent on making life for motorists more difficult. First, there are the taxes on new cars. There’s a 5 … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Taxation | 55 Comments

John Adams: I am ready to challenge

The time has come where we must speak bluntly. Australia is beset with a series of systemic and chronic public policy problems that continue to worsen by the day. The Prime Minister has had two and a half years to … Continue reading

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Peter O’Brien: van Onselin on Abbott

Is Peter van Onselen the most inveterate Abbott hater on the supposedly centre ground of political debate?  (OK , it’s a dead heat with Niki Savva but she’s been strangely quiet of late.)  And has there been anyone more obsessed … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: “Climate change”: All pain and no gain.

The climate change controversy rolls on and we continue to do stupid things in the quest to stop the “destruction of the planet” in some sort of man-made climate disaster. It is interesting to look at some of the things … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Guest Post | 24 Comments

Tim Worstall: So You Want to Nationalize Facebook?

The latest bright idea from Paul Mason is that Facebook must be regulated or changed in some manner to make darn sure it does what Paul Mason wants Facebook to be doing. There are lots of problems with the Corbynista … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Is it a new start in SA or just more of the same bullshit?

I am pleased to see the back of Labor and the failure of Mr X and his candidates to get any lower house seats, but his people will likely hold the balance of power in the upper house so the … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. Free trade in labour

A country with a generous public health, education and welfare system, such as Australia, would be quickly swamped if it were to allow unrestricted free trade in labour. Tens of millions of people in other countries would love the opportunity … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Guest Post | 28 Comments

David Bidstrup: Snowy 2.0: The madness continues

I first looked at the proposed “Snowy 2.0” project in August 2017, just after it was announced as yet another “game changer”. “The Australian”, (2 March 2018), reports it“will provide additional generation capacity 0f 2,000 MW”, which is a bit … Continue reading

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