Rafe’s Roundup June 18

Hiding the decline in warming. Jo Nova on Fiddling the temperature records.

Strange priorities at the Uni of WA. Lomborg out, eugenics in.

Culture. Cockroaches 26 vs Cane Toads 18. Referees set up a series decider in Brisbane. Abe books rare art books. London Review of Books. New York Review of Books. Academic remainders, Clouston and Hall, Fyshwick, ACT. Flannery O’Connor honoured. Manly Book Club meetup. Lu Rhees children’s literature centre report.

Political incorrectness. Cast your vote for frightbat of the year.

Economics. Facebook site Economic Mythbusters. The Lighthouse, US Independent Institute.
Lifestyle and living . Killing ideas with words. Pamper your pet. The cost of government innovations.

Green energy. Costly experiments.

Around the town. Hendo and the media watchdog [Updated on Friday afternoon]. The Australian Institute for Progress, (AIP) “because the future does not look after itself”. IPA HEY. The Sydney Institute. Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Quadrant on line, Mannkal Foundation, Centre for Independent Studies.

Don Aitkin. Jim Rose, feral and utopian! Jo Nova, climate realist par excellence. Sean Gabb’s site.

Sites of interest. Spiked on line . Richard Hammer, Free Nation Foundation. Aust NZ libertarian students. Powerline. The British libertarian alliance.

Education, accuracy in academia.

For nerds. Melvyn Bragg’s radio program. Stephen Hicks, always interesting for nerds.

US progressives march to the drumbeat of Bismarck, pioneer of the welfare/warfare state. Stephen Matchett on the changing economics of academic journals.

On getting the basic principles of economics right.

As Manne once recalled about a 1962 seminar led by Armen Alchian, “All of a sudden, everything that I had done intellectually for thirteen years came together, with this one idea of Alchian’s about the real nature of property rights and the Misesian notion of people making choices, with every choice being a tradeoff,” In other words, a simple and powerful theoretical framework goes a long way in analyzing a broad range of issues — much different from today’s emphasis on behavioral quirks, clever experiments, and similar minutiae.

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