Category Archives: Rafe

Productivity, productivity, productivity

Stop celebrating over the Carbon Tax and get back to the main game. The mantra in real estate is location, location, location. In economic policy, try “productivity”. This is a warning shot from Robert Gottleibsen. Of course Grace Collier has … Continue reading

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Guest post from David Leyonhjelm: Marriage is a private matter

From The Fin Review. Most Australians are horrified when they read stories detailing how, in some countries, parents arrange their children’s marriages and then get mighty stroppy when the kids won’t play along. The explanation for this is simple: one … Continue reading

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Rafe’s roundup 4 July

World news. This is one of my favorite blogs. This is another good one as well. Climate news. Warming pause approaches 18 years. The cost of renewables. Ageing celebrities. Remember Ralph Nader? Nice picture of a big tree. Books. First … Continue reading

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Guest post: David Leyonhjelm. A new era in the Senate

From The Fin Review The first of July 2014 will be my first day as a Senator, representing NSW and the Liberal Democratic Party. I hope history will say it was the day we got to work putting Godzilla back … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 25 June

News. 40 years after the revival of Austrian economics – see the special post. Employment. Past peak climate science employment. Human rights. The destruction of human rights by the Human Rights movement. Books. Black comedy. One of the inspirations for … Continue reading

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Guest post. David Leyonhjelm: The truth about Australia’s gun control experiment

From The Fin Review Friday 13 Australians pride themselves on ‘telling it like it is’, but when it comes to gun laws, straight-shooting often takes a back seat to a determined effort at silencing debate. In 1996, Australia passed some … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 13 June

Post of the week. University education: The soaring cost of credentialism. There was a time when nurses learnt their craft in hospitals as trainee nurses. They were paid for learning on the job, and they learnt what the job was … Continue reading

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Peter Coleman

Pity I did not know that Peter was coming on Q&A or I would have posted this in advance. He is one of the people in the Guest Room of the Rathouse, started over a decade ago for interesting and … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 6 June

D-Day at home and abroad. Commentary from Don Aitkin. He touched on something that has troubled me for a long time, how many times have you seen any estimate of the number of civilians who died in the battles that … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup May 29

A reminder that Australia can be seen as a land of plenty and opportunity by people who have not been bitten by the bug of entitlements. Interesting memories of the Depression recorded by Hal Porter in his second volume of … Continue reading

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