Category Archives: Libertarians don’t live by argument alone

Carpe diem

This interesting story caught my eye: WITHIN hours of the same-sex marriage announcement on Wednesday, an outspoken No voter who owns a beauty salon in Perth was floored by a gay wedding request. Belinda received a booking inquiry on her … Continue reading

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TV shows

So I’ve spent a lot of time in aeroplanes in recent months so I thought I’d share some TV shows I’ve watched. Charles III. Somehow the BBC managed to find an issue where Charles looks good while they were trying … Continue reading

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The moon is a harsh mistress – review

Tyler Cowen has a review of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.  That reminded me that I wrote a review of that excellent book some years ago for the 100 Great Books of Liberty. ***~*** Science fiction has an unfortunate reputation.  … Continue reading

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Music for the occasion

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Karma

Let’s roll the tape: “But if we start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — to come into our nation [and break the laws], then why don’t we just break the laws for … Continue reading

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Gallows humour

I suppose it isn’t really that funny, but I did have a chuckle. (HT: Twitter)

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The paradox of democracy

Yesterday I read this interesting argument in the Otago Daily Times: …  the great paradox which lies at democracy’s heart: that individual liberty can only be preserved by acquiescing to decisions arrived at collectively; by recognising our neighbours’ right to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Bachar Houli

I’m a big fan of Bachar Houli. He started his career at the Bombers before he left for Richmond. So I’m probably a bit biased. Anyway … Looking at the vision it looks to me like any one of a … Continue reading

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Make Tim’s blog great again

I can’t be the only person who has found the new (now old) blog format for Tim Blair and Andrew Bolt to be incredibly annoying. It is very annoying! It’s like the old mobile format – that gave everyone the … Continue reading

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Who you calling old?

There was this interesting exchange on Q&A last Monday: DAVID LEYONHJELM I sit next to Greens in the Senate and hear that claptrap all time. It is absolute garbage. (APPLAUSE) JUDITH BRETT I must say, you old men! (LAUGHTER AND … Continue reading

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