Category Archives: Guest Post

Muddy: Catictionary

It must be about time to dust off the Catictionary again and request contributions. For those unfamiliar (or regulars who don’t like reading the small print), the Catictionary is a collection of ORIGINAL words from the sparkling minds of Catallaxians, … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup:More madness from the state of darkness.

Recently “The Advertiser” reported that the SA government will solve the power problem with a “250 mW virtual power station” comprised of 49,000 solar/battery systems plonked on roof tops in Adelaide. It is headlined as a “solar brainwave”. The systems … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on Rationalising Suicide

Suicide is a challenging topic, particularly when it involves young people with so much of their lives ahead of them. The loss of a valued friend or colleague can also be very painful. Thankfully the days of prosecuting people for … Continue reading

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Jeffrey A. Tucker: Against Libertarian Brutalism

Why should we favor human liberty over a social order ruled by power? In providing the answer, I would suggest that libertarians can generally be divided into two camps: humanitarians and brutalists. The humanitarians are drawn to reasons such as … Continue reading

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Muddy: Napalm the Playground.

Can a viable political force representing traditional conservative values, arise and survive on the right of the centre while the Liberal Party of Australia still theoretically occupies that space in the public consciousness? I don’t believe so, hence this post … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup: Living in the madhouse.

On 10 January “The Advertiser” reported that the solar-thermal plant to replace the now demolished coal plant at Port Augusta has been given development approval. The proponents still need to organise finance and get their hands on the federal government … Continue reading

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Stephen Cable: Crony unionism, coming soon to a tunnel near you

I had a shock recently when I read an article in the New York Times that wasn’t critical of Donald Trump. Not only was it on a subject other than Trump but it was a great piece of investigative journalism … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on Future Submarines

Major wars in future will be fought remotely, with drones, long range missiles and satellites. Surface ships will be quickly destroyed while manned aircraft and ground forces will either be wiped out or not particularly useful. Submarines that can remain … Continue reading

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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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