Category Archives: Libertarians don’t live by argument alone

But … but … but crime in Melbourne is low.

By now all Cats would have heard the traumatic news. Melbourne has lost its most liveable status to Vienna. Already we have the excuses: Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp, pointing to Vienna’s improved safety rating, conceded security was an … Continue reading

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An Australian Haka

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Found on twitter

Okay – that is well done.

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Latest on the Fermi paradox

“Where are they?” famously asked Italian physicist Enrico Fermi in the 1950s. By “they,” he meant space aliens. Fermi figured that if the galaxy contained space-faring civilizations it would only take them a few tens of millions of years to populate it. … Continue reading

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Privatise the ABC: Hysterical reaction edition

Chris Berg and I have a forthcoming book on why and how to privatise the ABC. Per-order here. Chris and I have been getting some great publicity from some unusual sources. The Guardian, for example: When the communications minister, Mitch … Continue reading

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Who is the most connected right-winger in Australia?

Well I reckon it would be Alan Jones, or Andrew Bolt, or Paul Murray – or a think tank executive director like John Roskam or Tom Switzer. Maybe the prime minister? You know connected people. But no; not according to … Continue reading

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Chris Berg: Are Australians ready to embrace libertarianism?

How much influence does libertarianism have on Australian politics? The first thing to know is that the Australian political system has very few libertarians in it. The only federal member of parliament to self-describe as a libertarian is Senator David … Continue reading

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Troll gets owned

Here is a magnificent exchange on Twitter: He had it coming – as Aaron Stonehouse explained to The West: “I speak in the same manner that the people who voted for me tend to speak. That’s often plain, straight to … Continue reading

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Over-reaction much?

Here is Peter Dutton telling the crazy lefties how it is: Some of the crazy lefties at the ABC, and on The Guardian, HuffingtonPost, can express concern and draw mean cartoons about me and all the rest of it. They … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Hypocrisy of progressives, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 101 Comments

TV bleg

So I’m going to be travelling extensively over the next couple of months and need to know what tv series I should be watching. I prefer to binge watch shows. At the moment I have finished watching: Gomorrah seasons 1&2: … Continue reading

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