Category Archives: Libertarians don’t live by argument alone

We hold these truths to be self-evident

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing … Continue reading

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Agency problems and sports sponsorship

In a previous life I used the work in the area of corporate finance. Great fun. One of the largest problems in that discipline is the so-called agency problem. In corporate finance, the agency problem usually refers to a conflict of … Continue reading

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Why surprised?

Scott Sumner (yes – that Scott Sumner) has linked to an interview with Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin. In the interview Liu got asked about some political issues relating to China. The answers Liu gave were not to Sumner’s satisfaction.  These … Continue reading

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Let the government contribute to good causes

Make tax deductible donations to your favourite people! Oh to be earning at the top marginal tax rate:) Mannkal Economic Research Foundation. Contact for advice on options for donating. Centre for Independent Studies your donation will be matched by generous … Continue reading

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New Liberty Quote

Don’t tell us how to live. Don’t tell us our lives are inferior to yours. Don’t take away our livelihoods. Don’t patronise and belittle us, then expect us to vote for you. Greg Sheridan

Posted in 2019 election, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 16 Comments

Peter Mayhew 1944 – 2019

Posted in Cultural Issues, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 8 Comments

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