Category Archives: 2016 election

US Election Predictions

Make your predictions here. Just winner or if you’re feeling braver a prediction on the electoral college count. Also don’t forget the entire House is up for re-election and a third of the Senate.

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How times change

 

Posted in 2016 election, American politics | 31 Comments

Thoughts on s44(v)

Australians are about to learn heaps about s44(v) of the Constitution: Any person who: … (v) has any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in any agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwealth otherwise than as a member and in … Continue reading

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A deal is a deal

I see our elected elite are all out and about carrying on about gun control and horse-trading and the like. The kerfuffle started this morning: Malcolm Turnbull is being pressured to relax the nation’s gun laws to secure two key … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 election, Federal Politics, Oppressive government, Take Nanny down | 88 Comments

… and David too

I suspect the it is old news, but still good news: David Leyonhjelm has been re-elected as Senator for NSW. Alas Gabe Buckley was pipped at the post in Queensland by a second One Nation candidate. The net result of … Continue reading

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Losing like you’ve won

Craig Emerson had an op-ed in the AFR this morning making many points. This one was factually wrong: Labor is shaping up as the most stable mainstream political party in the new parliament. Bill Shorten leads a united party, has … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 election, Budget, Economics and economy | 58 Comments

Bob. Bob. Bob.

It is being reported on Twitter (so it must be true) that Bob Day has been re-elected as Senator for South Australia.

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It’s not us, it is you

At the end of many relationships, the person calling it off says to the other party, It’s not you. It’s me. Well writing in The Australian this morning about the millions of Australians voters who have ended their relationship with … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 election, Politics | 25 Comments

Delcons follow scorched earth policy

It appears that some elements of the Liberal Party hate Malcolm Turnbull so much that they’ll take down the Liberal Party itself. Some sort of destroy the village to save the village story, I suppose. The latest story starts with … Continue reading

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Australia Institute fabricates cherry picks data IV

The story so far: The Australia Institute published a briefing note that contained some very interesting graphs. The first graph showed Switzerland having a company tax rate of just 8.5%. The second graph excluded some some very high income economies … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 election, Economics on the left, Politics of the Left, Taxation | 4 Comments