Category Archives: Libertarians don’t live by argument alone

Peter Mayhew 1944 – 2019

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Picking fights

The ALP and their fellow travellers are picking a lot of fights. Retirees. Mortgage brokers. Taxpayers. Easter worshippers. Christians. That is from the Australian Political Debate page on Facebook. Really? Not smart. Not necessary. The faithful should be left alone … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 election, Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Politics of the Left, Taking out the trash | 48 Comments

Measured electoral debate

NSFW. This is very funny – but a bit crude.  

Posted in 2019 election, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 24 Comments

Science Fiction thread

In the open thread Johno asked: Any cats can steer me in the direction of some good SF novels. Not very interested in the horror fantasy genre. Many Cats responded with some very good recommendations. I’ll repeat some of those … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carry on

I want to put in a good word for Waleed Aly. Two interrelated things. First I think Janet Albrechtsen was a bit harsh yesterday. Waleed Aly exposed himself as a hypocrite. In the past, Aly has seemingly ducked for cover … Continue reading

Posted in Libertarians don't live by argument alone, National Security, Politics, Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 222 Comments

Meat is murder …

Some of the comments on my recent post on Impossible Burgers and market solutions to social problems reminded me of this excellent cartoon.

Posted in Innovation, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 15 Comments

Two very different takes on defamation law

Defamation is one of those areas where reasonable people can reasonably disagree. It’s my perception that there are a lot of defamation cases being reported in the media at the moment and so there seems to be more discussion on … Continue reading

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New York

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Tyler Cowen talks to Claire Lehmann

Read the transcript – listen to the audio. One minor quibble – Australia does not have a male macho culture. That’s propaganda. One very serious quibble – the best Australian movie ever was The Castle. Important point: LEHMANN: I think having … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Freedom of speech, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 20 Comments

Aretha Franklin 1942 – 2018

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