Building Submarines in Adelaide… Why?

I cannot join in the general rejoicing about the subs being built in Adelaide. Submarines and other defense requirements should be built so as to provide the best possible equipment for our defense personnel, at the best possible value for Australian taxpayers. Building the subs in Adelaide will cost an additional $18 billion. That is, …

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Green Power, Black Death

That is the subtitle of Paul Driessen’s powerful book describing how Western “green” restrictions on the cheap energy the West demands and takes for granted result in suffering and death in the world’s poorest nations: It could just as well be the tile of Brendon Pearson’s article “Carefree ignore consequences of limiting supply of fossil …

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Why Socialised Medicine Does Not Work

I don’t usually copy and paste entire articles, but this, by John Stossel on his hospital experience, is just too accurate to ignore: I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I’ll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth …

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Veges Rule!

This image has been floating around Facebook for the last few days: Prompting various responses: Here’s the mind-blowing argument: “If we each grow a large crop of different food, we could all trade with each other and eat for practically free.” Where to start? Well, for one thing, growing your own food isn’t exactly “free,” …

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