Author Archives: Steve Kates

Led by credulous morons

Coronavirus crisis projected to add $620bn to Australia’s net debt, PBO says. Australia’s legacy of the COVID-19 crisis will be additional net debt of up to $620bn by the end of this decade, while the budget deficit will peak at … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19 | 23 Comments

Classical economics and the unemployment rate in the United States

As anyone who understands classical economic theory would understand – which might include around half a dozen people across the world today – “demand for commodities is not demand for labour”. That is John Stuart Mill’s Fourth Fundamental Proposition on … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 10 Comments

Not only are the media lying to us about everything, everyone knows it

Does anyone really believe that people supporting Black Lives Matter are not on the left? Does anyone anywhere seriously believe that the media ever say anything that would diminish the possibility of defeating Donald Trump in November? It is astonishing … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left | 52 Comments

Remember, remember the fourth of June

It may not rhyme but you should remember it all the same. These were protestors with a genuine mission, bravely seeking change in the face of a tyrannical government that sent tanks out onto the street. What they sought in … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Politics of the Left | 15 Comments

Sweden has “got quite a long way to the same effect”

Epidemiologist Who Triggered Worldwide Lockdowns Admits: Without Instituting Full Lockdown, Sweden Essentially Getting Same Effect On Tuesday, Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London, whose bleak projections of future deaths from COVID-19 influenced governments around the world to institute massive lockdowns, admitted of … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Politics of the Left | 30 Comments

Are these stories related?

Lachlan Murdoch declares ‘black lives matter’ in memo to Fox employees Tucker Carlson breaks with White House Paul Kelly: A perfect storm is exposing Donald Trump and US frailties

Posted in Media | 33 Comments

We urgently need a Royal Commission into the ABC

From Wikipedia: “Royal commissions are called to look into matters of great importance and usually controversy. These can be matters such as government structure, the treatment of minorities, events of considerable public concern or economic questions.” Things have gone beyond … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues, Media | 51 Comments

President promises military force if violence continues

This is the CNN take: Trump threatens military force if violence in states isn’t stopped The American media are vile beyond belief. As are those of the antifa-left in general: PURE EVIL: Police Chief Breaks Down After Describing How Richmond … Continue reading

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Nihilism on the streets of America

Some commentary on the riots in the US. People seem to be frightened to call these people out because they might be accused of racism. It is not racist to resist nihilistic madmen. My understanding of what took place is … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left | 53 Comments

Launched America

You needn’t watch it all, but it is captivating. The launch itself comes at 4:20 – that is, at 4 hours and twenty minutes in. Even as a replay it is tension packed. I am, alas, old enough to remember … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Culture Wars | 14 Comments