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Read it and weep – The Case Against Free-Market Capitalism

In Project Syndicate, Ngaire Woods presents the Case Against Free-Market Capitalism. Ngaire is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Founder of the Global Economic Governance Program at the University of Oxford.  This is the final paragraph from her article: The … Continue reading

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Renewable energy and government policy: the plot thickens!

In the Spectator-on-line I address the latest developments of the energy policy, the gist of which is being selectively leaked by Josh Frydenberg.  Here is an extract The government’s abandonment of the expanded renewable energy target that the Finkel report … Continue reading

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ACCC offers some clarity but much obfuscation in its report on electricity price rises

The battle of the causes of Australia’s excessive electricity prices is well and truly on.  Having moved from the world’s lowest cost electricity to among the highest cost in less than a decade, finally questions are being asked. The government … Continue reading

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It’s homicide not suicide – let’s get the language right

Language is a very powerful tool and it must be used properly. The definition of homicide is – a person who kills another. The definition of suicide is – the intentional taking of one’s own life. Suicide is the killing of oneself.  Homicide is the killing of another.  … Continue reading

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OMG – no wage growth bad for government revenue

Spartacus has now absolutely positively heard it all.  Pack it up.  It is all over. On Insiders this morning, there was a discussion of the Fair Work Commission decision on penalty rates.  During the discussion, Gerard Henderson observed that the FWC … Continue reading

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Just say it

Is it possible, just possible, that our intellectual leaders demonstrate some honesty.  If they so deeply believe in the economics and virtue of renewable energy, anyone who advocates for Australia to transition to 100% renewable energy, must equally advocate for a … Continue reading

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Another Nobel Peace Prize fail

What is it with the Nobel Peace Prize selectors who seem to have a penchant for choosing people or groups that have done nothing to advance world peace or even have worsened that cause? We’ve had Al Gore and his … Continue reading

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The first refuge of the anti-free-speech scoundrel

The first defense given by anti-free speech advocates when arguing for speech limitations is line about “shouting fire in a crowded theater“.  The irony is that, if the anti-free speech advocates actually knew the origins of this argument, they would never … Continue reading

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Oh really

Writing in the Fairfax papers, Debi Enker writes: The news is sad for ABC viewers under Michelle Guthrie’s rule. I am not sure who Debi Enker is, but I did notice the following in her comment the way it (ABC) runs … Continue reading

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Lenin-One-Seven

With a generous dose of weltschmerz, it is noted that 2017 commemorates not only the 10 year anniversary of the formation of the Kevin Rudd government in 2007 but also the 100 year anniversary of the formation of the Vladimir Lenin Government in … Continue reading

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