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The Hammer and Nail Convention

Following the recent arrest/re-arrest of Julian Assange, there has been a lot of disturbing commentary.  TAFKAS does not want to start a conversation about Assange per se but rather around the commentary around Assange. The chattering class seems to have … Continue reading

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Zedonking all the way to the poor house

From the big book of Labor Party industrial policy: When you mate a donkey with a zebra you get a dear little useless thing with stripes and big ears called a zedonk. Sometime in the 1980s, when tourism was held … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from the Canberra School of Economics

Meet the Jones family from Canberra. They are university educated and work for the government (where else?). Last week, family patriarch John Jones went to the local club and spent half his income on the pokies and beer.  Once intoxicated, … Continue reading

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NBN remote from ground control

Today in The Australian It is, as Gibbons said about Corsica, easier to deplore the fate, than to describe the actual condition, of the National Broadband Network. And with the campaign now under way, Labor’s announcement that, if elected, it … Continue reading

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What Australia is lacking – a central plan

What Australia needs is a central plan.  After all.  Central planning has proved exceptionally effective everywhere it has been used. And who better to design and deliver Australia’s new central plan … A plan to address the productivity malaise. A … Continue reading

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Mobs are better than laws

Mobs are better than laws.  At least says former and greatest ASIC Chairman, Greg Medcraft.  Greatest commissioner at least in his thinking perhaps. Coming out of his unusually long media silence, Mr Medcraft gave his 10c on the Hayne Royal … Continue reading

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Riddle me this

This morning, TAFKAS was listening to podcast interview of another billionaire complaining that taxes, including on people like himself, were too low. Then the same billionaire who was complaining about taxes being too low said that, upon his death, he … Continue reading

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ALP Climate Policy – the family car of the future

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Shhhh. No-one tell this to your local government

To start with, the following is not a joke.  It is 100% true. Annapolis is the capital city of Maryland USA; a deep, deep, deep democratic state. This is a link to an application for an occupational licence that the … Continue reading

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Honorary Cat

TAFKAS does not know if Adam Creighton is a Catallaxy reader or a pseudonymous contributor.  If he isn’t, he certainly deserves the Honorary Cat – the most coveted post nominal in Australia.  Bugger the AC.  Everyone wants the HC. Writing … Continue reading

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