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Sunday, 20 September 2020 11:55

Should We Just Get Rid of Victoria?

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Victoria is now an international embarrassment to Australia.  Should we just ditch Victoria?

Friday, 18 September 2020 10:00

Was Sweden Wrong About Covid, and Australia Right?

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A number of Australians have asked - why should we follow Sweden's approach to lockdown, when Sweden's death rate per million of population is worse than ours?  Here is why we should have.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:34

When We Needed Churchill - We Got ScoMo

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We are living through a national crisis.  Things are out of control.  Sitting atop the disaster is a man who shouldn't be there.

Monday, 31 August 2020 18:53

Memo to Victoria Police: Just Do Your Day Job

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Instead of insulting citizens who wish to protest their government's totalitarian lockdown, senior civil servants in Daniel Andrews' Victoria should just get on with doing their day jobs.

The British are surprised at the submissive reaction of Australians and New Zealanders to our governments' vicious lockdown measures in response to what is, for most, a mild Covid challenge.  This invites the question - are we in the Antipodes any more supine before the power of the Covid State than the Brits are?

Sunday, 12 July 2020 12:37

The State's Six Covid Tricks

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The response of governments to the Covid "crisis" has been a revelation.  They have grabbed supreme power and have diminished freedoms and crushed the economy.  How did they get away with it, with such little push-back from we-the-people?  They had six strategies.  Strategies that appear to have worked.

Thursday, 09 July 2020 21:38

Dan Andrews - Tear Down This Wall

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Welcome to East Berlin - I mean Melbourne.

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 11:36

Mark Latham - the Coming Man?

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The re-emergence of Mark Latham has been one of the most interesting developments in recent Australian politics.  Latham's common sense centrism and his push-back against the ruling elites has struck a chord with voters of all stripes.  Populism, perhaps, but also, maybe, a much needed reality check in these troubled and inauthentic times.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:13

When Hayek Met Habermas

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The modern culture wars have their genesis in a most unfortunate marriage of convenience between two intellectual and political movements.  The proponents of economic liberty and the cultural marxists who emerged in the 1960s found common cause in radical individualism, in the 1980s.  And we have all suffered since.

Saturday, 04 July 2020 10:04

The Overton Window

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There is a theory of politics called the "Overton Window".  It explains a lot about modern politics in the age of madness and badness.  It does not explain everything, but it offers fresh insights into the way our modern, diminished politcs function.

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