Category Archives: Rafe

Say goodbye to the El Nino

How much cause for alarm here? The Figures tell the story.

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Roundup 13 May

Busy this week. Completing the ms of Five Guides to various Karl Popper books in one volume for paperback production. Books. Classic travel books. This selection details journeys by car, train, boat (and lifeboat), horseback and on foot. In fact, … Continue reading

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RIP Jenny Diski 1947-2016

Jenny Diski. Not well known but an interesting minor literary figure in London. Actually I got fed up with her reflections on herself which the London Review of Books ran for months last year. I have also cancelled my subscription, … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Hypocrisy of progressives, Rafe | 6 Comments

2 winning issues for the Coalition

Starting even! Better than the Coalition deserved on recent performance. Two winning issues. Border protection and power prices. See this wall to wall and see what happens to the 50:50 Current power price x Coalition increase approx. 24% ALP increase … Continue reading

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Roundup 3 May

Organizations and Markets closes. Farewell Pete and thanks for the memories! See you later in the year! Pete Boettke on the dynamics of interventionism. Weather. Lomborg on the impact of electric cars on emissions _ Not very much!! Clean fossil … Continue reading

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Guest post. David Leyonhjelm’s Senate election prediction

When the politicians convene in Canberra in the depths of winter later this year, the headlines will read ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’. Prime Minister Turnbull will flash a forced smile as he walks past … Continue reading

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Guest post: David Leyonhjelm’s alternative budget

This year’s budget provides an opportunity to return Australia to a path of fiscal responsibility. Rather than promising everyone some candy, the government needs to win back its credibility by demonstrating a clear plan to return the budget to surplus … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Economics and economy, Guest Post, Rafe, Taxation | 29 Comments

Roundup 23 April

Retraction Watch: Withdrawal of published papers due to fraud or flawed methods is becoming a major issue and the study of retractions is a growing field on the edge of science. A scan on the field. And a particularly powerful … Continue reading

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Don Aitkin on the 97% consensus

VIP Very important piece. The ’97 per cent’ figure is supported by three different published articles, with a forerunner by Naomi Oreskes…In 2004 she looked at 928 abstracts of articles in the climate science field. According to her, 75 per … Continue reading

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Guest David Leyonhjelm says: Do it anyway, cutting tax and tied state grants

A strange thing happened the other week. The Prime Minister had a good idea, and then asked the natural opponents of the idea for permission to pursue it. The essence of the Prime Minister’s idea was to abolish a whole … Continue reading

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