Category Archives: Wasteful Spending

FDR Shrugged

From a very entertaining review of David Michaelis’ new biography of Eleanor Roosevelt:                                      Helen Andrews: Do-Gooder In Chief. Eleanor was moved by the desperate plight of out-of-work miners and, because they lived so close to Washington, it was convenient to … Continue reading

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It’s only right that you should pay for a millionaire to be buried

Carla Zampatti will be given a state funeral after family accepts NSW government’s offer.

Posted in State Politics, Wasteful Spending | 107 Comments

The Liberal Party: protecting Australia from left-wing extremism

Posted in State Politics, Wasteful Spending | 58 Comments

They have a case

15-Year-Old Boys' Soccer Team Demands Equal Pay For Beating U.S. Women's Team — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) March 25, 2021

Posted in Market Economy, Wasteful Spending | 29 Comments

The Biden stimulus package will reduce GDP and lower living standards

Our Man Dan in DC again. Summarizing a disturbing report from the Congressional Budget Office. A bigger burden of government is not just a theoretical concern. President Biden has already pushed through a $1.9 trillion spending bill that includes some temporary provisions – … Continue reading

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Women’s Day struggling to find fresh tales of systemic woe

…an Australian girl gets 25 per cent less in pocket money…” – Sydney Women’s Fund chief executive Jane Jose   Meanwhile, in the left-wing fashion of our time, Anthony Albanese is tweet-ballooning a grand solution to a non-existent problem. It … Continue reading

Posted in Finance, Wasteful Spending, Western Civilsation | 75 Comments

Joyce no longer wants to finance the lemon he awokenated

Cold and richly deserved: Qantas dumps Wallabies as part of broader sponsorship shakeup.

Posted in Free Enterprise, Wasteful Spending | 23 Comments

Two months ago, the “experts” said we would all die without it

Despite 6 million downloads, COVIDSafe yet to detect any unknown coronavirus contacts.

Posted in Federal Politics, Technology & Telco, Wasteful Spending | 27 Comments

If the solution is more expensive & unreliable RE

What was the problem? Discuss. 11.30. Wind power running at 2% of total demand. The wind map on the side of this display shows that there is next to no wind predicted for Victoria and southern NSW  for 4pm tomorrow (Friday … Continue reading

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Keynes, laissez-faire and coming out of lockdown

This was put up at the Societies for the History of Economics discussion thread: The Wall Street Journal has a review by Ben Steil of Zachary Carter’s upcoming book, The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John … Continue reading

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