Category Archives: Politics of the Left

Believe some women

From my home city, once again in the news. An example of another male oppressor. And as it says at the link: “If you didn’t notice this video was satirical, that’s a commentary on you.” Even has an Australian angle … Continue reading

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The anatomy of a smear: demonise then merchandise

How it’s done from an expert. This is the text of what she said: Pelosi: It’s called the wrap-up smear. . . . You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest and then you merchandise it. And then you … Continue reading

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Boettke on Hayek and the reconstruction of the liberal project

Moving on to Chapter 10 in Boettke on Hayek. After the war Hayek convened a meeting with a group that became the Mont Pelerin Society. The aim was to keep the ideas and institutions of democratic capitalism of alive and … Continue reading

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Hayek on The False Promise of Socialism and The Road to Serfdom

This is Chapter 6 of Boettke on Hayek. From the academic critique of central planning Hayek moved to more direct political engagement with the socialists in The Road to Serfdom (1944). Some of this was written in Cambridge where Keynes … Continue reading

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A political horror story from Bob Carr of all people

From The Oz: Brexit is diverting attention from Jeremy Corbyn’s red flag radicalism. And do not for a second think this might not happen here. Jeremy Corbyn vowed to reverse Thatcherism at last month’s British Labour conference in Liverpool. Picture: … Continue reading

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Always believe the victim

100+ Alien Abduction Stories That Will Make You Believe. AND THERE IS ALSO THIS:

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It’s all politics which means there are no easy answers

Let me start by explaining the basic framework. This is all politics. No one among the Democrat senators believes a word of Ford’s testimony. Not one of them would say a word were Kavanaugh a Democrat nominee. It is all … Continue reading

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“Advice and consent replaced by search and destroy”

I made it through until lunch, but with lunch 3:00 am here in Melbourne, I bailed out. Did not get to hear Kavanaugh himself in real time, but he actually says what needs to be said that virtually no one … Continue reading

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There are some very sick people out there

And by this I mean any Senator who takes seriously these accusations against Brett Kavanaugh. Twilight Zone, Kavanaugh’s observation, is hardly getting there. This is closer. TRUMP: EVIL IS AT WORK But the vile hatred and willingness to entertain obvious … Continue reading

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Jacques Barzun on race

Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) wrote a doctoral dissertation on class and race in pre-revolutionary France. Race, A Study in Modern Superstition (1937) charted the protracted dispute in France over the “race” of the nobility versus the bourgeoisie that was one of … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Politics of the Left, Rafe | 12 Comments