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What do you call a politician who does not understand politics?

What do you call a politician who does not understand politics?  The same thing as an economist who does not understand economics.  And that is, Dr Andrew Leigh. Fair dinkum.  How did he get his PhD?  And from Harvard.  It … Continue reading

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What happens when you drink the Kool-Aide

Do people change politics or does politics change people? Have a look at Dr Andrew Leigh, for a Doctor he is.  Before entering Parliament, he was measured, balanced and not insane. It is not known, to TAFKAS atleast, whether Dr … Continue reading

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Don’t get too excited

No.  There won’t be a Shorten Government, for 3 years at least.  But don’t get too excited about a Morrison Government either. Whilst a Morrison Government will be better than what might have been, chances are that a Morrison Government … Continue reading

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A couple of questions – updated

After the election, TAFKAS has a couple of questions: Which commentator and when will claim Clive Palmer spent $1 billion on the election?  Thus far, TAFKAS has heard estimates of $50, $60, $70, $80 and $90 million. How long will … Continue reading

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Post Electionitis

Ok.  TAFKAS is surprised by the the result of the election.  Happy?  Well for sure the a Morrison government will be 1,000 times better than a Shorten Government.  But will a Morrison government be as good as it?  Only time will … Continue reading

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Australia 2.0

Welcome to Australia 2.0.  Where the government will give you everything you want in exchange for everything you have.  Ok.  That’s only half true.  The government will take everything you have and give you what it wants from what is … Continue reading

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Skin in the game

If ever asked who does TAFKAS look to for intellectual inspiration, in the top 5 is always Nassim Taleb.  Always.  Taleb of the black swan and skin in the game. It’s not on Youtube so the video can’t be embedded, … Continue reading

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The Australia Institute’s Advice – Soak the Rich

TAFKAS does not know why the Greens are referred to as socialists.  They’re not socialists.  They’re fascists.  The don’t want to socialise the means of production.  They want to confiscate from those they don’t like, give to those they do … Continue reading

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History rhymes

And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.  If we run into such debts, as that we must be … Continue reading

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Election promises: eating the seed corn that generates sustained economic growth

I have a piece in the Spectator that addresses the importance of savings to provide the capital that underpins wealth creation.  Savings themselves will be severely constrained where the state or other looters can exproproate them or where the state … Continue reading

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