Category Archives: Rafe’s Roundups

Rafe’s Roundup 18 Dec

This is all essentially trivia in relation to the main events of the week and I will not attempt to compete with the saturation coverage of those events elsewhere. Is God a libertarian?. Climate change facts. The new money: College … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Dec 12

World. Peter Smith in Israel. A seven-day mission in Israel, however intensive and instructional, does not an expert make. Nevertheless, you would have to be extremely obtuse — John Kerry comes to mind — not to recognise a problem without … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Dec 4

The Arts Supplement. Buying art on line. Ministry of type That is a mind-blowing site, check it out!! . On line discount books. Ruth Park’s Sydney on kindle!! Disclosure statement, I did some research for the revised edition of this … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Nov 27

Bad news. Strange that this happens in the age of helmets. How come nobody was killed in the bodyline series? More bad news. Ferguson MO. Pity the news reports, even on Radio 2GB refer to a policeman shooting an “unarmed … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 21 Nov

World news. Peter Klein on how to do economic development. Michael Hobbs takes on not only Bono and Jeff Sachs and USAID and the usual suspects, but even the randomized-controlled-trials crowd, or “randomistas,” like Duflo and Banerjee. Instead of searching … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 15 November

World news. Eye candy on the tennis circuit Local. Another dissenting voice on Whitlamism. Cate Blanchett summed up the old and now new again orthodoxy at the memorial service for Mr Whitlam: “I am the beneficiary of free, tertiary education. … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 9 November

Culture. A sublime collection of medieval icons is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. It’s a rare treat for aficionados of Byzantine art as we have never had an exhibition of icons of this calibre in Australia … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 1 Nov

History. Samuel Gregg (ex CIS and now Acton Institute) reminds us that Oct 31 is the date of the Australian cavalry charge at Beersheba. Not quite the centenary, it was in 1917. This footage appears to be very inaccurate, it … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 23 October

UPDATED The voyage of life. Weather Channel man speaks. No significant warming at this time. Books. Classics, fun book covers, New books at Connor Court. A tribute to a great libertarian, Leonard Liggio. Corporate welfare in New Zealand. A new … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 17 October

Update for Blues lovers, a piece about B. B. King at Harvard in 1980 by my friend and host in Boston, Charlie Sawyer. Books. Stunning covers. The Subterranium Press. Detective stories. Alice Munro’s short stories. Around the town. IPA HEY. … Continue reading

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