Category Archives: Rafe’s Roundups

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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Rafe’s Roundup 29 Jan

Hypnotic whirlpool gets interesting towards 3 minutes. The ten most expensive military vehicles in the world. 24 types of libertarians. Almost as funny as windmills on fire. The Spectator digest of art and books. Striking lithographs. The term lithograph comes … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 21 Jan

UPDATE. Don Aitkin on ten years of commentary on the global warming caper. Don Aitkin on what do about the United Nations. OPEC oil producers vs US shale gas producers. Low energy prices for the foreseeable future. The full measure … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 11 Jan 2016

Congratulations to newbie blogger Don Aitkin. Culture: First editions from the 1970s. Regulation nation. Poor to rich redistribution in the US>. Political correctness. Conservatives in the soft social sciences. A new study finds 8 conservative social psychologists. Weather. The Alan … Continue reading

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Roundup 23 October

the primordial face-to-face group needs a common aim, but in the anonymous society, in order peacefully to cooperate, people no longer need any common aim — apart from the aim to preserve the institutional framework which makes it possible for … Continue reading

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Roundup 16 October

What we really need to learn from Sweden. It is interesting that progressives like Sanders can look at a rich country like Sweden and automatically conclude that the nation’s high living standards do not result from a laissez-faire past, low … Continue reading

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Roundup 10 October

World news. Turkish report on the Popper conference in Ankara. The pedants revolt thanks to Barry Williams. Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog. Petition to remove Australia from the UN. Free trade. Lets have free trade instead of free trade treaties. Culture. … Continue reading

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Roundup 5 October

Culture. The Spectator Culture House. Reforming the Swedish welfare state. The Camp of the Saints. Where Keynes went wrong. London Review of Books. Spiked. Mark Steyn. His week in review. Weather. Anti-Warming rallies cancelled due to bad weather. Coal still … Continue reading

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