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Federal Californication

One of the main reasons that the US is a federation, that Australia is a federation and that Europe will never be a federation is that a federalist model is the only governing model that can accommodate diversity. There is … Continue reading

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What’s the difference

Some do it on video.  Some do it metaphorically in words. Jeffrey Toobin is/was a long time writer for New York Magazine.  In the last 24 hours, he was suspended by his employer for” allegedly masturbating during a Zoom work … Continue reading

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The logic of a bureaucratic regulator

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts once wrote: The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race. But if politicians, bureaucrats and regulators stop trying to pass laws and … Continue reading

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California AB-979 Corporations: boards of directors: underrepresented communities

Judge Amy Coney Barrett was recently criticised for saying ‘sexual preference’ rather than the woke term ‘sexual orientation’ because apparently it implies that people might have a choice over their sexual preferences and identity. Which is to take away free … Continue reading

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Oh my oh my.

Phillip Coorey is a/the political editor for the AFR.  TAFKAS does not generally ready Coorey because he finds him hit and miss.  But he gave him a go today and my oh my.  What a performance. Dan’s fans and Trump’s … Continue reading

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Berejiklian and Andrews: A tale of two crises

Today in The Australian The past week has hardly been kind on our political system’s image. In NSW, Gladys Berejik­lian’s previously untarnished reputation was battered by revelations of her relationship with Daryl Maguire, a disgraced former Liberal MP.

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Hey-dee ho everybody, here comes the party.

Hey-dee ho everybody, here comes the party. That’s the call line from Bob Bullpit from one of TAFKAS’ favourite TV shows, Kingswood Country.  A show the PC police won’t allow to be screened on television any more.  Lord knows how … Continue reading

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Somali and Scottish Serendipity via Sydney

Earlier today, TAFKAS dropped a post linking to an article written by Ayan Hirsi Ali about socialism or actually neo-socialism.  This post will be on a similar subject by Niall Ferguson. As an aside, for those unawares, Hirsi Ali is married … Continue reading

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Neo-Socialism

This is from the brilliant Ayan Hirsi Ali.  It’s not long.  Please read if you have the time: The False Appeal of Socialism. Here are 2 nuggets: Under a system of crony capitalism, businesses may rely on improper political connections … Continue reading

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Deluded from Canberra

Speaking at an investment conference yesterday, Treasurer Frydenberg said this: I never thought as a Liberal treasurer that I would be here with the highest deficit and the debt. Hahahahahaha. You’d be one of very few who though a “Liberal … Continue reading

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