Category Archives: Rafe’s Roundups

Rafe’s Roundup 31 August

Not much good news around at present. Tasmania made it to the international news in Britain with the Big Sheep. Some light relief: crashing wind turbines and a problem with demolition. The history of Europe in maps, note especially the … Continue reading

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Rafe’s roundup 4 July

World news. This is one of my favorite blogs. This is another good one as well. Climate news. Warming pause approaches 18 years. The cost of renewables. Ageing celebrities. Remember Ralph Nader? Nice picture of a big tree. Books. First … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 25 June

News. 40 years after the revival of Austrian economics – see the special post. Employment. Past peak climate science employment. Human rights. The destruction of human rights by the Human Rights movement. Books. Black comedy. One of the inspirations for … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 13 June

Post of the week. University education: The soaring cost of credentialism. There was a time when nurses learnt their craft in hospitals as trainee nurses. They were paid for learning on the job, and they learnt what the job was … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 6 June

D-Day at home and abroad. Commentary from Don Aitkin. He touched on something that has troubled me for a long time, how many times have you seen any estimate of the number of civilians who died in the battles that … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup May 29

A reminder that Australia can be seen as a land of plenty and opportunity by people who have not been bitten by the bug of entitlements. Interesting memories of the Depression recorded by Hal Porter in his second volume of … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 16 May

World news: The Heritage Freedom Index. Very hard to believe that we rank number three! Doesn’t say much for the rest of the world. Climate. What about some tolerance in the scientific community? The danger of upsetting the establishment. Sport. … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 11 May

Very busy this last week, so a diminished and late Roundup. World news: Spiked on Line. Keeping the flame alive in Cuba. Third World. William Easterly on the destructive tyranny of experts in the World Bank. Global poverty has largely … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 2 June

A Libertarian thought from Chairman Karl Popper. On the danger of “happiness” as a state policy from chapter 24 of The Open Society and its Enemies. The political demand for piecemeal (as opposed to Utopian) methods corresponds to the decision … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 25 April

ANZAC DAY SPECIAL. REMEMBERING OUR HEROES. Add suggestions in comments and on the Facebook page. News, sport and weather. Not much happening this week. HELP WANTED. Applications are invited for the position of Electorate Liaison Officer, as part of the … Continue reading

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