Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wish List

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I do not recall which taxpayer funded ALP propaganda unit (Get-Up, ABC or Crikey) claimed that Institute of Public Affairs’ ideas are just the extreme right-wing wish list. For them, of course, anybody … Continue reading

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november / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th November, 1909 : The New South Wales Government threatened today to confiscate all coal and take penal action against striking miners, if a settlement cannot be reached. The strike began in Newcastle 22 … Continue reading

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Here we go again

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Perhaps it ought to be: “Here they go again”. A foster couple in England had their children taken away because of their membership in the UK Independence Party. The UKIP is a limited-government, … Continue reading

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november / 29

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th November, 1933 : The Government today admitted its policy of cutting arms spending in the hope other nations will follow had failed. Now the forces will receive a boost aimed at bringing Britain … Continue reading

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The right frame of mind

Below is a good Interview by the Austrian economist Thomas E. Woods. The reason I bothered to post the video is that he touched on the controversial and contrarian thinking that is required to turn America and frankly the world … Continue reading

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november / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th November, 1971 : Nearly ten years after the arrival of the first Australian Army advisers in Vietnam, the flags have been lowered at the Anzac Task Force base at Nui Dat, ending the … Continue reading

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Demography

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Somehow we can’t get away from the subject of the last American presidential elections. It is likely that shortly we will have here a TV interview between Garry Franchi and Tom Woods, which … Continue reading

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november / 27

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th November, 1963 : The Victorian Government today set up an inquiry into the Hubbard Association of Scientology. MPs have accused the group of being charlatans and blackmailers and expressed concern that some vulnerable … Continue reading

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Bolševismus

T.G.Masaryk: Lenin prohlašuje svůj komunistický program za pravý marxismus. Nemluvím o oprávněnosti bolševismu. Jenom podotýkám, že to není komunismus, ani socialismus. Jsou to v mase nevzdělaní chudáci, kteří nemají potuchy o administrativě státu, je to analfabetický absolutismus. Kdo se v … Continue reading

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november / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th November, 1936 : An agreement, designed to “protect European culture and civilisation and world peace from the Bolshevik menace”, was signed by Germany and Japan today. This complements a similar pact – or … Continue reading

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The Character of Atticus

…from the quills of the dead white poets  Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)  Peace to all such! but were there One whose fires True Genius kindles, and fair Fame inspires; Blest with each talent and each art to please, And … Continue reading

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Faith in The Man

Milan Skarka Why do we put so much faith in the man? Whether it may be election of the President or other politician, a holly man or other selected authoritative functionary, we’re voluntarily substituting someone’s authority to do for us … Continue reading

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november / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th November, 1932 : Suddenly things are not looking so good for Hitler’s Nazis. With 196 seats they remain the largest party in the Reichstag, but in this month’s election they lost some 2,000,000 … Continue reading

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Pretty plan

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Messrs John Roskam, James Paterson and Chris Berg of the Institute of Public Affairs have offered one hundred ideas to reshape Australia, practically guaranteed to antagonise 47% of Australian voters. [IPA – Ideas … Continue reading

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november / 23

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd November, 1929 : One month after the horrific Wall Street crash the British and United States Governments are moving towards action to lift their domestic economies out of a depression. However, on both … Continue reading

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Rudd Redux?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger This sad case keeps himself in the public eye only thanks to his wife’s financial support and his friends and “friends” in media. If not for them, the wiser public would say “good … Continue reading

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november / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd November, 1900 : The last of the Governor gang was sentenced to death in Sydney today for the murder of Helen Kerz last July. Jimmy Governor was caught on October 27 and his … Continue reading

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The Economics of Empire

A series of lectures from the Ludwig von Mises Institute about Empire that I believe many of our readers will find interesting. I’ve collated them all here, as they are all over the place at Mises. Also I’ll say again, … Continue reading

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november / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st November, 1967 : Federal Cabinet yesterday broke an historic link between Australian and British currency with a bold decision not to follow Britain’s move to devalue the pound sterling by 14.3 percent. The … Continue reading

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Kyle Bass on World Insolvency

Definitely worth reading. Even for the non financially inclined. Kyle Bass

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