Category Archives: Rafe

The Climate Caper. Crony science leads to crony capitalism.

In New Orleans at the annual conference of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics I enjoyed some excellent conversations including a session with Richard Ebeling (an admirer of Steve Kates) swapping Bill Hutt stories and an encounter with … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 31 Comments

The new 97%

Who is worried about climate change now. A new Fox News poll finds that in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the issue of terrorism has become the top concern of American voters. Only 3 percent of respondents said … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 20 Comments

Peace in our time.

thanks Malcolm!

Posted in Ethics and morality, Hypocrisy of progressives, International, Rafe | 109 Comments

Naming the enemy:The progressive left as a religion of hatred and division


Posted in Cultural Issues, Education, Ethics and morality, Freedom of speech, Global warming and climate change policy, International, Media, Mining, National Security, Oppressive government, Politics, Politics of the Left, Rafe | 49 Comments

Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Bringing forward a post that I planned for next week, this short book is a dialogue between Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz. Harris is a longstanding critic of the religion of Islam and Nawaz made a change from recruiting for … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, International, Politics of the Left, Rafe | 125 Comments

Les Darcy, Phar Lap and now the IPA

Aussies go down valiantly in the US again! At the Liberty Forum in New York the little Aussie battlers from IPA contested the final of the 2015 Templeton Freedom Award worth $100K in real US money. The anti-Carbon Tax campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, International, Rafe | 6 Comments

Roundup 6 November

Guide to The Spectator. Greenpeace outlawed in India as a threat to economic development. Tol versus Cook whose consensus myth went all around the world to the Oval Office. The 97 percent claim was taken from a study paper by … Continue reading

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Roundup 23 October

the primordial face-to-face group needs a common aim, but in the anonymous society, in order peacefully to cooperate, people no longer need any common aim — apart from the aim to preserve the institutional framework which makes it possible for … Continue reading

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Theatre of Witness

You must bear witness to our suffering, and to the injustice done to us. Last words of a woman about to die, spoken in the gas chamber to the Czech Jew, Filip Muller. Friday evening in Washington DC we went … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, History, International, Rafe | 7 Comments

Roundup 16 October

What we really need to learn from Sweden. It is interesting that progressives like Sanders can look at a rich country like Sweden and automatically conclude that the nation’s high living standards do not result from a laissez-faire past, low … Continue reading

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