Category Archives: Rafe’s Roundups

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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Roundup 16 April

Debunking the Swedish myth in 60 seconds. Spiked, UK libertarians. Ideas from The Centre for Independent Studies. The UK Spectator. Sydney Institute, the Media Watchdog, functions, this week, the impact of the Korean and Vietnam wars on an Australian family. … Continue reading

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Brief Roundup 8 April

Western civilization. Will the Anglican Communion Survive? by Michael Giffin. Like Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism is a global phenomenon, quite different from other Protestant churches. If Anglicans are to avoid the “Incredible Shrinking Liberal Protestantism” curse, they must reflect on that … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 25 March

Update for Easter. The Spectator Culture House. The Spectator, spectating Don’t miss Jeremy Clarke on Low Life, why Cheltenham has no brothels (I know you were afraid to ask). The taxi driver talked at length about the sex industry in … Continue reading

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Roundup 6 March

Spiked on line, a prickly libertarian view from Britain. Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog. The Spectator Culture House. Killing Greece by kindness to moochers, cronies and regulators. How far are Australia and the US down this road? The illusion of recovery … Continue reading

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Roundup 18 Feb

Mark Steyn is in the house! Against the inequality warriors, getting a grip on the looters and moochers, rich and poor alike, who put us in the red . Here’s an image a reader shared with me and it’s the … Continue reading

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Roundup 11 Feb

Is Australia a real democracy? Nice work from Don Aitkin. Steyn on line. Don’t miss him in Australia soon! This week in The Spectator. Launch of the Gary Johns book No Contraception, No Dole. Culture. Books for the end of … Continue reading

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Roundup Feb 9

Culture. A meditation on cricket as a mental exercise. The mention of exercise reminds me of the time the English poet laureate William Henly threw Oscar Wilde out of his house (don’t ask me why) Wilde remarked “Conversation with Henley … Continue reading

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Roundup 7 Feb

Don Aitkin, hot off the press on the shock to the CSIRO when they are taken seriously that the science on warming is settled. With some great links to “restarting the climate debate” and John Christie at the U.S. House … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 4 Feb

Progress on the nuclear front. Japan and the United States. LATE ADDITION in case you missed it last year Tesla electric car takes on the Model T Ford cross-country and wins in a photo finish. Regulation nation. Richard Ebeling on … Continue reading

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