Category Archives: Wasteful Spending

Even though mum and dad are at home with little else to do

Childcare centres to be free for parents during pandemic, Scott Morrison announces. The Federal Government will spend an estimated $1.6 billion to fund the radical — but temporary — overhaul of the struggling sector, which has been pleading for a … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Wasteful Spending | 58 Comments

How to structure public spending so it actually does some good

I have an article up at the American Institute for Economic Research explaining how idiotic a “stimulus” at this time is: A Classical Economic Response to the Coronavirus Recession. It takes as read that we are going to have a … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Economics and economy, Wasteful Spending, Western Civilsation | 14 Comments

WA Labor spends millions to ‘prove’ privatisation doesn’t work

WHEN even the ABC acknowledges a “big price tag” and a deal that “will come at a significant cost,” you know we’re talking seriously large sums. The McGowan government will spend $93,000,000 to roll back the Barnett government’s privatisation of … Continue reading

Posted in State Politics, Wasteful Spending | 19 Comments

Controlled burn

WA Emergency Services Levy funding used to pay for $100,000 worth of artwork at fire stations.

Posted in Shut it down. Fire them all., Wasteful Spending | 22 Comments

Hey, you know who the real fire heroes are? ABC journos.

Our ABC is invaluable – but never more so than during a crisis. The past few months have proved that. We’ve always got to defend it. — Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) January 1, 2020

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Bosses cry out for more public money

Nothing new here: Chief executives of Australia cry out for clear energy policy in survey of top business bosses. Comes with Investment in solar and wind farms drying up. This is a very good news story: A sharp slump in … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Socialism, Wasteful Spending | 34 Comments

Bungle in the Jungle

There’s a reason he’s one of the most beloved heavyweights of all time: Great advice; but 45 years too late.Thank you though — George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) November 1, 2019 In other questionably useful adviser news: How Australia is home … Continue reading

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The Shark of Morro

How bad is Scott Morrison’s decision to give a billion dollars to rich chancers and panhandling carpetbaggers buzzing around the “clean energy” trough? Click it and weep: this bad. Speaking to Alan Jones this morning, Mark Latham excoriated the prime … Continue reading

Posted in Finance, Wasteful Spending | 46 Comments

Robo-debt and Tyranny

So here is an interesting thing – the government is being sued. The occasion was the announcement at Parliament House by Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon that his law firm Gordon Legal will be launching a class action on behalf … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Politics, Rule of law, Taxation, Wasteful Spending | 56 Comments

Engineers vs crony capitalism. Sound familiar? Think submarines and electricity

The tragic decline of a great company based on engineering excellence derailed by the the corrupting effect of political interference. Not block quoted for easier reading. In 1993, Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of Defense, Bill Perry, called defense contractor CEOs to … Continue reading

Posted in Rafe, Wasteful Spending | 29 Comments