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RBA Says Australian household debt is not high enough

The RBA has just come out with their new motto: If you are in a hole, stop digging.  If you are in a bubble don’t dare stop blowing. Apparently, the RBA reckons that Australians are not sufficiently indebted.  Having expressed … Continue reading

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What has Janet Albrechtsen been drinking

What has Janet Albrechtsen been drinking?  Really. Writing in the Oz today, Dr Albrechtsen (for a doctor she is) writes that: in 2019 we both deserve and need a Shorten government. Are you out of your mind Janet?  Not only … Continue reading

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Taxonomy

According to Kevin Williamson in National Review: The last time we (US Government) had a surplus, tax revenue was 18.8 percent of GDP and spending was 17.6 percent of GDP. That was 2001. Amateurs.  Rank amateurs. The Commonwealth Government of … Continue reading

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This time it is different, but still contained

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in May 2007 The subprime mess is grave but largely contained. US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in December 2008 I and others were mistaken early on in saying that the subprime crisis would … Continue reading

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You gotta love it – updated

Is there a mirror anywhere in Canberra? According to today’s AFR, Bill Shorten risks rift with unions as election nears. You see: Labor leader Bill Shorten has slapped down union bosses for seeking to use their influence on industry superannuation fund … Continue reading

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The Forces of Evil are winning the climate debate

Here is an abridged version of a piece I have in The Spectator on line ($) Evidence does not seem to matter in the debate on human induced climate change.  Hardly anyone is listening to reason.  Minds have been made … Continue reading

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Monday Forum: March 18, 2019

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CSP – Corporate Social Propaganda

According to Qantas: As a major consumer of fossil fuels, we recognise our responsibility to reduce our emissions, work with partners, governments and industry, and contribute to the global response to climate change and resource constraints. Our comprehensive environment strategy … Continue reading

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Do as I say, not as I do

I guess lots of Cats are enjoying the revelations about rich people using bribes, fraud, etc. to get their children into top US colleges. But here’s one of the parts of the story that I particularly love: some of these … Continue reading

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It’s the Vibe.

Cats are funny.  Cats are smart.  Cats are wise. How is this for a proposal.  There must be a lawyer out there who might have a view. The basic single Newstart allowance (unemployment benefit) is about $275 per week. The … Continue reading

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