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Nirvana – income equality and a truly fair society

The evidence is in.  Again.  Socialism and government stat-ism is the only way to eliminate income inequality. As reported in Reuters, a 3 university study of conditions in Venezuela has shown that 90% of citizens now live in poverty.  But … Continue reading

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Forget Putin, we need to fear Russia’s weaknesses

Today in The Australian Like Casablanca’s Captain Renault, who was “shocked, shocked” to discover gambling was taking place at Rick’s nightclub, the Democrats on the US House of Representatives’ intelligence committee have barely been able to contain their outrage at … Continue reading

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SA Pest Energy Policy

Now Spartacus is not an energy policy expert.  Perhaps Alan Moran will deconstruct the details better in the coming days.  But it appears that the SA Pest Party and their Dear Leader, Mr Nick Xenophon have announced their “energy policy“. The … Continue reading

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Unwinding the politically induced crisis in Australian energy

More grist! From an article of mine in The Australian on the politically induced crisis in Australian energy, its causes and its solutions The catastrophic outcome of government energy market interventions is palpably clear. As the latest new regulatory body, … Continue reading

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Cycling into the sunset

Spartacus suspects that he will be slammed for expressing the following view, and so be it. But the time has come for Tony Abbott to ride off into the sunset. Mr Abbott. You had a chance to be the leader … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Budget Committee meeting

A picture tells a direction-ally plausible projected number of words.

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The Ballad of Bill Shorten

The party determin and I will comply. Do anything I shall as their leadership guy. The people have spoken and heard them have I. To lead them I follow as their leadership guy. For all the fans of David Morrison out … Continue reading

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How about this for constitutional reform

When it comes to constitutional reform, the ideas that never seem to die are the ones that usually relate to the security and profitability of parliamentary office. The emoluments of office are a regular matter for bipartisanship as is the … Continue reading

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Another good piece by Adam Creighton

In today’s Oz, Adam Creighton writes another top piece, this time on the costs and lack of benefits of political and ministerial advisors.  Cats should really read it: Barnaby Joyce affair: political advisers cost too much Spartacus has previously written … Continue reading

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Courts refuse to protect Australian private property rights

Last week, the Federal Court confirmed that property rights in Australia are held at the whim of governments.  The Court was hearing an appeal in the Peter Spencer case. This is an issue I covered on several previous occasions, for … Continue reading

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