Author Archives: Sinclair Davidson

Some preliminary COVID statistics and thoughts

So I was scrolling around the blogs, as I do, when this piece by Bryan Caplan caught my eye. In particular, something that he links to: Americans entered the Covid pandemic in much poorer health than citizens of other developed … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19 | 25 Comments

Trump v Biden Debate I Open Thread

Posted in American politics, International, Open Forum | 751 Comments

Tuesday Forum: September 29, 2020

Posted in Open Forum | 1,324 Comments

You can’t trust government research

Over the past 12 years or so, I’ve had a nice side gig going where I have replicated and critiqued modelling that underpins government policy. To that end I have critiqued the FuelWatch scheme, the GFC stimulus, the mining tax, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Libertarians don't live by argument alone, Plain Packaging, Politics | 26 Comments

Tishrei 9, 5781

Posted in Cultural Issues | 12 Comments

Amy Coney Barrett nominated for SCOTUS

Posted in American politics, Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 32 Comments

This is how it is done

Australian conservatives who are afraid to take on their ABC should look to Boris for inspiration. Boris Johnson is ushering in a revolution at the top of British broadcasting by offering two of the top jobs in television to outspoken … Continue reading

Posted in Shut it down. Fire them all. | 19 Comments

Open Forum: September 26, 2020

Posted in Open Forum | 2,566 Comments

Remember there are no trade-offs …

The there-is-no-trade-off-between-health-and-the-economy brigade are getting very shrill. There is an op-ed that appeared online today and will probably appear in print tomorrow that is very interesting. Economists in Australia and around the world have come to a near-unanimous conclusion about … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Economics and economy | 67 Comments

Tuesday Forum: September 22, 2020

Posted in Open Forum | 2,654 Comments