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Kevin and Malcolm sitting in a tree. W-H-I-N-I-N-G

From the Spec – Malcolm and Kevin, don’t you have homes to go to? Several homes? At a time of record levels of government spending and intrusion, it is perhaps timely to consider the words of Ludwig von Mises: The … Continue reading

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Why President Sleepy Joe will keep Australia up at night

TAFKAS does not often veer into foreign policy matters but these are extraordinary times.  But this is his take on the US election as just posted on the Spectator AU – Why President Sleepy Joe will keep Australia up at night. … Continue reading

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US election: Elusive virtues that would help nation heal these scars

Today in The Australian Many decades ago, in that fleeting parenthesis between the ravages of Marxism and those of the assault on Dead White Males, there raged in academia something of a great debate about Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian … Continue reading

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Points of Clarification

With much of Australia’s media and commentariat focused on the US election, there was a small “event” that happened last week that did not get sufficient attention – In TAFKAS’ opinion (ITO).  That was the comments of Gaven Morris, ABC … Continue reading

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Lesson for Liberals

This is a fairly unexciting article in the US Federalist magazine.  It is about the US Government enforcing the Civil Rights Act to relevel the playground away from much of the race based nonsense that has metastasized through the US … Continue reading

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Property Rights – Australia vs China

In Australia, they pay you 10 times the value of the land. In China, they build around you.  Be sure to click on the pic/vid. China: what happens when you refuse to sell your house to the government or accept … Continue reading

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As pillars of probity, ASIC pair should know better

Today in The Australian Whether Christine Holgate, the CEO of Australia Post, acted properly in distributing designer watches to the senior executives who had secured a major contract will be determined by the inquiries that are now under way. But … Continue reading

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If Trump loses Australia rejects cheap energy and embraces economic decline

I have a piece in Quadrant examining the new faultline in Australian politics and where it might shift following next Wednesday. Here are some extracts Victoria Bitter, Bunnings and miner South32 have joined the banks in being the latest to … Continue reading

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Hotel Quarantine Procurement Reeks

In breaking news The Australian reports: “The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission hearing has heard evidence of alleged corruption with V/Line chief executive James Pinder and Metro Trains head of fleet operational support Peter Bollas allegedly receiving bribes from the cleaning … Continue reading

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Sometimes, there is nothing to add

Reported in the Australian – ANZ ’net zero emissions’ test for loans puts pressure on farmers and construction firms Announcing ANZ’s climate change statement on Thursday, the major lender will impose low-carbon deadlines for the agriculture, food and beverage, building, … Continue reading

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