Category Archives: Rafe

Roundup October 16

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Check out the Coal Tracker especially Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, India 217, Indonesia 145, Turkey 71, Vietnam 84, Japan 43, Australia 0. Total exceeding … Continue reading

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David Levy and Sandra Peart on the problems with experts

The Queen of England famously challenged the economists to explain why they didn’t see the approach of the Global Financial Crisis. It is not clear that anyone provided an answer although the Austrians would claim that they did better than … Continue reading

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Poetry evening in Sydney 25th

The Lindt Cafe An elegy and other poems by Alastair Spate 8pm October 25 Willoughby Hotel 315 Penshurst St Willoughby Plus: – Lyric poems by program and by demand – An Anglo-Celtic exclusive! Earliest English poem not heard since 732AD! … Continue reading

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Trump vs Obama on regulations

A bit of progress. October 12, 2017: As of September 30, the Federal Register for this year totaled 45,678 pages. That reflects a 32 percent decline from the comparable time frame during President Barack Obama’s final year in office. (Last … Continue reading

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Storm vs Cowboys 2017

A nice clean grand final thread for cultured Cats. Sadly cant particpate myself. Enjoy the day. Play clean, no biting and scratching in the scrums.

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Jacques Barzun on race relations

Race: A study in superstition was first published in 1937 with the focus on the Continent and reprinted in 1965 with a new Preface on Racism Today to refer to the state of play in the USA. When injustice is … Continue reading

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No full-scale biography of Carl Menger?

Interesting situation, given the number of books that have been written about second and third order intellectual figures, how come none about Carl Menger, one of the leaders of the marginal revolution and founder of the Austrian school of economics? … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun

On the tidal wave unleashed in the Reformation after Martin Luther challenged the authority of the Catholic church. Described by Roger Kimball in a review of Jacques Barzun’s book Dawn to Decadence. And what a tidal wave: Manners are flouted … Continue reading

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R G Collingwood on the rise of fake news

R G Collingwood (1889-1943) was an English philosopher and historian who was obsessed with the rise of communism and state socialism while the sciences were making giant strides. This is a review of a collection of his political essays. A … Continue reading

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Roundup 15 Sept

The media watchdog. The cost, supply and use of power across the states. Check out the Coal Tracker especially Units Planned and Under Construction. China 583, India 217, Indonesia 145, Turkey 71, Vietnam 84, Japan 43, Australia 0. To a … Continue reading

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