Category Archives: Rafe

Around the town, July 31, sites of interest

Around the town. Hendo and the media watchdog [Updated on Friday afternoon]. The Australian Institute for Progress, (AIP) “because the future does not look after itself”. IPA HEY. The Sydney Institute. Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Quadrant on line, Mannkal Foundation, Centre … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 31 July

Voice of sanity. The Black Steam Train. Views like mine, that are contrary to the representations being made by the rabid, name-calling media, are ignored or rejected by all those who simply want to brand every incident or comment with … Continue reading

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CO2 as plant food

A handy 4.5 minute lesson from the founder of Greenpeace, slaying the dragon of CO2. RIP “carbon pollution”.

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Myths of the trade union movement no. 8 the moral legitimacy of trade union violence

It is “the duty of a union to be anti-social; the members would have a just grievance if their officials and committees ceased to put sectional interest first.” Lady Barbara Wootton of the British Labor Party. The full paper with … Continue reading

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Freezing in the dark thanks to the electricity bill

Welcome to Bill Shorten’s brave new world, the German experience. Some 800,000 German homes have been disconnected from the grid – victims of what is euphemistically called “fuel poverty”. In response, Germans have picked up their axes and have headed … Continue reading

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Around the town, activities and sites of interest

Around the town. Hendo and the media watchdog [Updated on Friday afternoon]. The Australian Institute for Progress, (AIP) “because the future does not look after itself”. IPA HEY. The Sydney Institute. Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Quadrant on line, Mannkal Foundation, Centre … Continue reading

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Trade union mythology, continued

It is “the duty of a union to be anti-social; the members would have a just grievance if their officials and committees ceased to put sectional interest first.” Lady Barbara Wootton of the British Labor Party. The 6th myth. Wages … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 23 July

Breaking News. Popper symposium in Ankara, Turkey in September. Hurry, time is running out. Reminder. Popper on the limits of tolerance, if we tolerate the intolerant, we become responsible for their deeds. Gratuitous advertising. My collection of essays, dating from … Continue reading

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Working class solidarity vs the bloody aristocracy of labour

It is “the duty of a union to be anti-social; the members would have a just grievance if their officials and committees ceased to put sectional interest first.” Lady Barbara Wootton of the British Labor Party. During the Depression Sydney … Continue reading

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Mythology of the trade unions (2) suppression and disadvantage

It is “the duty of a union to be anti-social; the members would have a just grievance if their officials and committees ceased to put sectional interest first.” Lady Barbara Wootton of the British Labor Party Clearing the deck, this … Continue reading

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