Category Archives: History

The epitaph of our civilisation?

This is a note I have sent to the Societies for the History of Economics in relation to the Harvard final year economics exam. It is based around a truly insightful comment by Roger. I have put the Harvard final … Continue reading

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Keynes and Keynesian Economics in Light of the Financial Crisis

The economic societies of the United States meet over the first few days of the year, with the meeting this year in Boston. This is the full conference program which is gigantic. My interest is what is being said about … Continue reading

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Yet another eccentric English genius

Another film about an English eccentric, this one about a hundred years after William Turner. I must confess that I haven’t yet come across a single person I know who liked Mr. Turner. It seems to me there are an … Continue reading

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McCracken, Malthus, Keynes and Say’s Law

It was all the way back in October that I received an email from Thomas Colignatus, a blogger in The Netherlands. He had read my article on the origins of the General Theory and had written a post on it … Continue reading

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Is Joe Hockey the worst Treasurer in 40 years?

Several weeks ago I was asked if I thought Joe Hockey was a good Treasurer or not, and my answer was “too early to tell”. To be fair, I think that is still my view, but I suspect that, on … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Federal Politics, History | 86 Comments

Australia’s not so secret war

Tim Blair has gone after the critics of Hal Colebatch’s Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II which had the audacity to win the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, or at least shared one with someone … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day: November 11, 2014

Dead Man’s Dump The plunging limbers over the shattered track Racketed with their rusty freight, Stuck out like many crowns of thorns, And the rusty stakes like sceptres old To stay the flood of brutish men Upon our brothers dear. … Continue reading

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25 years since the Berlin Wall came down

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Another forgotten moment in history

Totalitarians come in so many different forms and the mutation rate is astounding. This is from Daniel Hannan in an article in The Telegraph in London on The greatest cultural victory of the Left has been to disregard the Nazi-Soviet … Continue reading

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September 11

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