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How long does it take to go from prosperity to despotism

For those watching and paying attention to Venezuela, Australian should remember that but for the grace of God go we. Or perhaps not. Venezuela was once one of the most prosperous nations in the world, blessed with ample natural resources … Continue reading

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The Land of Other People’s Milk and Honey

A couple of months ago, Spartacus took the mini Spartacii to Canberra to check out Parliament House. It had been a while since Spartacus had ventured to the land of other people’s milk and honey.  The Commonwealth Parliament remains striking … Continue reading

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Which one is it? No snow or record snow

Don’t you just love it with the online editor (let’s face it, Sunday is a bad day to work) has two completely inconsistent stories cheek-by-jowl. And so it was this morning with The Age. The first story had the scary … Continue reading

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Compare and contrast

The current population of the United States is approximately 323 million. The annual legal immigration intake of the United States is 1 million.  That is approximately 0.3% of the current US population. The current population of Australia is approximately 24 … Continue reading

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Shorten Attacks Business Class

Bill Shorten appears committed to destroying Australia’s middle and aspirational classes. His latest ill-conceived attack on discretionary trusts makes this abundantly clear. Tax minimisation is not a crime Simply put, among other things, trusts allow those running their own business … Continue reading

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Liberal MPs favouring “marriage equality” undermine their government

Views on gay marriage have changed markedly.  Doubtless reflecting common perceptions, homosexual relationships were considered an abomination in the Old and New Testaments and in the Koran.  Homosexual practices have remained forbidden in most Muslim countries (punishable by death in … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm. The sharing economy

If a man’s home is his castle, he should be free to allow anyone he wants to stay in this castle. If a woman’s car is her chariot, she should be free to offer a ride to anyone she wants. … Continue reading

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Company tax cuts versus personal income tax cuts

I know it is not a propitious time to discuss tax cuts, but I do side with Paul Keating that company tax cuts (with full dividend imputation) are essentially tax cuts for foreigners. While I have a lot of respect … Continue reading

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Young white Anglo-Saxon male at university

I’m glad not to be a young white Anglo-Saxon male at an Australian university. They are accused of possessing white male privilege, while older men who may have previously mentored these young men are soaking up the love as Male … Continue reading

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In bad faith

Same sex marriage is a 10th order issue and it is amazing that self-interested parliamentarians are prioritising it above more pressing matters that affect the wealth of this country. But those Coalition MPs who are now pushing for a parliamentary … Continue reading

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