So Scary It’s Profitable

A couple of excerpts from Matt Ridley, writing in The Australian: No matter how many scares are proved wrong, the next set of dispatches of doom are treated with the same reverential respect. Remember what the media said about the Y2K computer bug? “This is not a prediction, it is a certainty: there will be serious …

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Sunburnt

‘Sunburnt’ was the headline on the front page of Saturday’s Adelaide Advertiser. In the accompanying article, The Advertiser revealed the shocking news that the costs of government subsidies to people who installed solar panels, both the installation subsidies and the feedback tariff subsidies, would have to be paid by other electricity users, and that this …

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A Little More on Sarah Palin

Writing in American Thinker, Robert Simmons, Jr says Sarah Palin should run for president, and can win if she does. His argument is that she is a genuine social conservative/economic libertarian – just what is needed to counteract the interventionist bumbling of the Obama administration, that she is honest, intelligent and has strong administrative experience, and …

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Is The Age Finally Seeing the Light?

Although The Age is a left leaning paper, I was a regular reader up until a few years ago. I am not sure what changed, but it seemed to me that The Age was no longer content with giving people the news and then saying ‘This is what we think about it.’ Instead ‘what we think …

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Sorry

I am sorry about the slow posting over the last couple of weeks. The effects of a general downturn in retail sales has been augmented for me by a wet, cold (and therefore unusually slow) season on KI. On top of that, a new guy has set up shop across the road from me offering exactly the same computer …

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