Category Archives: Libertarians don’t live by argument alone

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

Posted in Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 49 Comments

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

Posted in civil society, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 37 Comments

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

Posted in 2000AD tragics, Libertarians don't live by argument alone | 70 Comments