The return of Rafe’s Roundup

Rafe’s Roundup in the old format became fairly time consuming and I didn’t get the sense that it was getting enough readership to justify the effort. So this is a sawn-off version to provide a one-stop shop for people to check what the free enterprise and conservative groups are up to week by week.

There are quite a number these days and I appreciate that not everyone on the site will be on side with all of them. Some are probably missing this week because I am in a hurry to get something out and people can get in touch to add extras.

In no particular order. Australian Institute for Progress, The Institute of Public Affairs IPA, the Centre for Independent Studies CIS, The Sydney Institute, Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, Quadrant On Line, The Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Tim Blair, Andrew Norton, the classical liberal in Carlton, Rite-ON admirable Queensland activists!, The Menzies Research Centre, Jim Rose Utopia You Are Standing in It. LibertyWorks.

Still building and looking at more specialised sites.

Overseas. Spiked, Cato Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Dan Mitchell.

Climate. Viv Forbes Carbon Sense, Watts Up With That?, Jo Nova, The Global Warming Policy Forum, Global Coal Plant Tracker, Tony From Oz,

Education and Culture. Heterodox Academy. Accuracy in Academia, Intellectual Takeout, Institute for Humane Studies.

For Nerds. Rafe’s Rathouse, Stephen Hicks, libertarian philosopher, Critical Rationalist Blog, My bookstore.

UPDATE. Viv Forbes of the Saltbush Club has called for Australia to withdraw from the Paris Accord.

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16 Responses to The return of Rafe’s Roundup

  1. Singleton Engineer says:

    Thanks for the roundup.

    Some who recognise my name here might recall my leftish tendencies on many topics… for which I have occasionally suffered a more or good-natured pile-on.

    So be it.

    However, my mind is not entirely closed to enquiry and some of the listed sites, especially those associated with persons rather than institutions, are punchy, fresh and well presented; well worth a visit. I have just completed a beer and a slow wander through some of this week’s most interesting reading.

    Thanks again.

  2. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Many thanks for the reading 📖 list


  3. C.L. says:

    Something is always right in the Cataverse when you see that Rafe is here.

  4. Elle says:

    C.L. agreed!

    Thank you, Rafe. Excellent!

    We can peruse, but not all we can comment on if we don’t have a subscription.

    Tim Blair and Quadrant my favorites – conservatives and libertarians mixing well with great insight and humour.

  5. Rafe Champion says:

    Thanks guys, a few complimentary remarks go a long way! Singleton, you are welcome to have contrary views, we just want dialogue although next to none of visiting the trolls have been prepared to engage. I think I failed with Monster so I gave up.

    I don’t think it is very important to be able to comment on the different sites, that can become a timewasting distraction, the point is to know what is going on and to tell people about it in case they might be motivated to join up and get involved. The good thing about having a wide range of groups is that there is possibly something for everyone. It is expensive to join several and of course impossible to be active with more than one or two unless you have nothing else to do.

  6. Megan says:

    Thanks Rafe. I like knowing that I’m not alone in my view if thing. Always good to know what others ar doing. I appreciate it all collected in a Roundup.

  7. Megan says:

    View…of things. Predictive text pokes it’s nose in where it doesn’t belong and then goes missing in action when it could be useful.

  8. Elle says:

    …the point is to know what is going on and to tell people about it in case they might be motivated to join up and get involved…


    That reminds me; my IPA subscription has expired! Might shout myself a subscription for Chrissy.


  9. RobK says:

    Thanks Rafe,
    Something to tackle over the weekend evenings.

  10. sfw says:

    Instapundit. A great daily roundup mainly US politics

  11. tgs says:

    Keep em coming, Rafe. It’s very much appreciated.

  12. duncanm says:

    Rafe – thanks.

    Many more read and follow the links than you think..

  13. egg_ says:

    Global Coal Plant Tracker

    Take that, Quasimodo Andrews.

  14. New Chum says:

    Today at American Thinker Blog.
    Poland trolls the global environmentalists at UN climate meeting
    December 7, 2018
    Here is a Polish joke our conservative Polish-American friends should love.

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Onya, Rafe. Lots of lurkers and regulars here look and learn and find the links useful. As Elle says, it helps to know a out the extent like-minded people on a range of other sites, not just here. It is useful also to have some fingertip-ready links to garner ammunition for the inevitable discussion with friends, family and other assorted don’t-knows and sometimes real green lefties.

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