Rafe’s Roundup, March 2

Breaking news. What you always suspected about public servants. How they proliferate. The original statement of Parkinson’s law, work expands to fit the time available.

Sport. NRL gets into anti-bullying!

Mental Health. This will make you laugh. Goats having fun!

Culture . Books about interesting worlds.

Humour. Tim Blair in the USA!

Around the town: IPA HEY. The Sydney Institute. Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Liberty on the Rocks, the notice board for the ATA: Quadrant on line, Mannkal Foundation, Centre for Independent Studies.

Around the town off shore. New Cato ebook. The Adam Smith Institute in London. The British Libertarian Alliance and Spiked.

Splendiferous images. Trucks.

How we live. Lorenzo’s live blog. How we used to live, lost Sydney. Public policy formation in the US.

For nerds. Melvyn Bragg’s radio program. Debating Keynes again at Coordination Problem.

Join the Friends of Jacques Barzun, an invisible college of people who recognize real scholarship, as demonstrated by Jacques Barzun. Read some of his books and circulate them. Sort the books by LOWEST TOTAL PRICE, some of the postal charges from the US are absurd so a $1 book can cost $30 to post but others are posted for less than $10. Some copies of Teacher in America and The American University are available at reasonable prices when you add the cost of the book and the postage but you won’t find them if you sort by LOWEST PRICE (of the book alone).

Buy more ebooks.

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5 Responses to Rafe’s Roundup, March 2

  1. Jim Rose says:

    Thanks rafe, enjoy these round-ups

  2. Gab says:

    I shall save your roundup for Sunday and then leisurely pick through the cornucopia of delights that await.

  3. Baldrick says:

    Love the goats.

  4. Jim Rose says:

    rafe, this use of a excel spreadsheet might amuse you. it would not shock you: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-politics/10569576/Clintons-kept-a-political-hit-list-of-friends-and-enemies-after-failed-2008-bid.html

    The list of so-called “sinners and saints” – including John Kerry, now secretary of state, and the late Ted Kennedy – was compiled on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in the dying days of Mrs Clinton’s losing bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

    The alleged “cheat-sheet” of betrayals – and there were many that year – ranked offenders on a scale from 1 to 7 and was compiled by aides to give the Clintons an instant database of those who deserved political favour, and those who did not.

  5. Ripper says:

    Parkinson’s law is a must read for everyone.

    He corrects the English—none of these young men can write grammatically—and finally produces the same reply he would have written if officials C to H had never been born. Far more people have taken far longer to produce the same result. No one has been idle. All have done their best. And it is late in the evening before A finally quits his office and begins the return journey to Ealing.

    And that what we are up against.

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