Author Archives: Alan Moran

The Calombaris bankruptcy reveals the inefficiencies in the IR system

I have a piece in The Australian this morning on the indignation that is rife against restaurateur George Calombaris and his success achieved while not paying everyone the government prescribed wage rate. This was not a fraud – people were … Continue reading

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The Political Revolution that is Climate Change

I have a piece in the Spectator covering the changes in political rivalries.  Until recently, the struggles were generally between those with wealth and income, increasingly from producing goods and services that were freely paid for, and those who sought … Continue reading

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Democracy becoming dominated by the politics of envy?

Among the attendees of the recent Mont Pelerin Society were Steve K, Sinclair and me.  A great many issues were discussed in the debate on liberty, efficiency, their friends and enemies. I have a piece in today’s The Australian, which … Continue reading

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Fire crisis is normal: Abolish all energy subsidies

Now that the rains have arrived to turn 2019-20 into a perfectly normal year in Australia will all the alarmists at Fairfax, the ABC and the Guardian declare it so?  Not on your nelly – at least while their is … Continue reading

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Redemptionists versus rationalists and the future of world prosperity

The late great Ray Evans reminded us that Professor Robert Nisbet identified the three great redemptive struggles that had had taken place in what we now call western civilisation.  The first of these was Christianity which had a major influence … Continue reading

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Soleimani’s assassination and its aftermath

A mass murderer calling himself a general is killed on Donald Trump’s orders either and/or because he escalated terror by killing yet another American or to take him out before he escalated even further. George W. Bush did not target him during … Continue reading

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After Madrid the tear-droppers still rule climate policy

This is an abridged version of a piece I have in the Spectator on-line The objective of the successive biennial UN climate change Conference of Parties, like the one just finished in Madrid, is to replace the messy cacophony of market capitalism by one that … Continue reading

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Democracy, a precarious defender against national self-destruction

“Britain rejects descent into chaos”, writes Janet Albrechtsen.  Boris now has a solid majority to get out of the EU and Janet’s views would be shared by most of us. But go easy on the jubilation! Less than 44 per … Continue reading

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Electricity supply continues its dismal march

I have a piece in the Spectator today that draws together some recent developments in energy policy being developed in the half dozen or so agencies that control what is ostensibly, and was in earlier days, a market with supply … Continue reading

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Victoria bans leisure and commercial activities in the State Forests

I have a piece in Quadrant on the wealth destruction and human endangerment policies being pursued by Victoria’s government.  Here is an edited extract. Victoria is the vanguard of states in major struggles over the control and use of public … Continue reading

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