Category Archives: Rafe

Rafe’s Roundup 18 Dec

This is all essentially trivia in relation to the main events of the week and I will not attempt to compete with the saturation coverage of those events elsewhere. Is God a libertarian?. Climate change facts. The new money: College … Continue reading

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Guest post: David Leyonhjelm on Coastal Shipping

From the Fin Review. Just before it lost office, Labor did a sweetheart deal with maritime unions on coastal shipping. It passed the Coastal Trading Act, which was meant to revitalise the shipping industry by protecting coastal trade for Australian … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Dec 12

World. Peter Smith in Israel. A seven-day mission in Israel, however intensive and instructional, does not an expert make. Nevertheless, you would have to be extremely obtuse — John Kerry comes to mind — not to recognise a problem without … Continue reading

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Guest post: David Leyonhjelm “Don’t lift taxes to fix the Budget”

From the Fin Review The Prime Minister has promised that his Tax White Paper will not be about increasing the tax take. This is heartening, because a look at the numbers confirms that the Government’s Budget woes are not due … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Dec 4

The Arts Supplement. Buying art on line. Ministry of type That is a mind-blowing site, check it out!! . On line discount books. Ruth Park’s Sydney on kindle!! Disclosure statement, I did some research for the revised edition of this … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Nov 27

Bad news. Strange that this happens in the age of helmets. How come nobody was killed in the bodyline series? More bad news. Ferguson MO. Pity the news reports, even on Radio 2GB refer to a policeman shooting an “unarmed … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 21 Nov

World news. Peter Klein on how to do economic development. Michael Hobbs takes on not only Bono and Jeff Sachs and USAID and the usual suspects, but even the randomized-controlled-trials crowd, or “randomistas,” like Duflo and Banerjee. Instead of searching … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm: National Parks: Protected from What?

A guest post from David Leyonhjelm, his Friday op ed in The Fin Review One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The “hands off” management approach taken with national … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 15 November

World news. Eye candy on the tennis circuit Local. Another dissenting voice on Whitlamism. Cate Blanchett summed up the old and now new again orthodoxy at the memorial service for Mr Whitlam: “I am the beneficiary of free, tertiary education. … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 9 November

Culture. A sublime collection of medieval icons is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. It’s a rare treat for aficionados of Byzantine art as we have never had an exhibition of icons of this calibre in Australia … Continue reading

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