Responding to the financial crisis
A Quadrant Online forum
A Quadrant Online forum
This week Mark Steyn gave evidence before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He was questioned by Liberal MP David Zimmer.
The idea that governments should spend freely for their constituents, and institute bad policies such as Protection, made many Australians in the twentieth century consider government to be essentially a giant honey pot for their benefit. This attitude is best summed up by Norman Lindsay’s book The Magic Pudding. The more that one eats the more that there is to eat.
David Packham in 2002: “For almost three decades State and Commonwealth governments have been warned of the potential of a 1939 repeat fire disaster. Those warnings by fire managers and fire researchers have been ignored, discounted or discredited."
The Institute of International Affairs in Melbourne has got a new life. One result is that on 5 Feb, 2009, we had a brilliant presentation by Greg Sheridan on Obama and what he might mean for US foreign/defence policies and for US/Aus relations.
Population control movements and eugenics are not new. They have actually been around for a long time. It’s just that today the rhetoric is different, and the true aims have been concealed. But the outcome remains the same: dead human beings.
It was revealed at its launch yesterday that Kevin Rudd, CEO of Titanic Inc, is the author of the company’s new Safety Manual for Seafarers.
Media Watch (February 16) attacked Miranda Devine for stating the obvious about the green bushfires: Miranda …
Even with Work Choices in place and operating, Australia still had a noticeably more regulated and less liberal labour market than the Kiwis. The Rudd/Gillard back-to-the-future changes have only accentuated the difference.
During 2008 there was a bloody prize-fight between Left and Left over the ghastly remains of Wilfred Burchett. Robert Manne said he smelt bad, others on the Left said he was perfumed like a red saint.
“It has been a difficult lesson for me to accept that despite the severe damage to our forests and even a fatal fire in our nation's capital, the political decision has been to do nothing that will change the extreme threat to which our forests and rural lands are exposed.”
"It's time to build a strong country, but that can only take place if we accept the relevance of the right values.”
Kevin Rudd, a fiscal conservative for the election campaign, has revealed himself to be an unreconstructed Whitlamite. When he could not go to Davos, Ms. Gillard implicitly heaped praise on the one man who probably knows what to do, Peter Costello. As Kevin Rudd fritters away the surplus, and even plans to borrow against the future to continue this folly, it is time for Peter Costello to go to the front bench.
Senator Cory Bernardi: "... challenging popular opinion demands courage … And in no sphere is this more apparent than the new religion of climate change where all questions challenging the orthodoxy are treated as heresy and those that dare to raise them are heretics or, worse still, ‘deniers’."
From bushfires to shark attacks and with an aversion to spending on economic infrastructure, why do our politicians follow the agenda set by our green inner city elites? Are they gullible, corrupt or just afraid?
Crime and punishment has been seen in a new light for quite some time now. We no longer talk about right and wrong. We no longer talk about criminal activity. Instead we talk about sickness and the need for healing. Treatment, not punishment, is the order of the day.
This year’s Media Watch started (February 10) with a flashy new introduction and Jonathon Holmes sitting at a new angle to the camera — but still looking like the cat that had caught the ABC canary. Well actually while it was yellow, what he caught was more like an ABC lemon.
Not since Whitlam has a government been so profligate. The latest, a massive $42 billion package with a $200 billion line of credit, is demonstrably the worst thing a government could do. It is elementary that it will do little to counter the recession, but every cent will have to be repaid – not by the Rudd government, but by the Australian people.
Waking up to hear the ABC rambling on about Kevin Rudd going ‘bats’ was enough to get the old heart up to operational speed. Bats, they must be crazy?
The Great Depression, in most places, began with the share market crash in 1929 and by the end of 1933 was already receding into history. In 1936, well after the Great Depression had reached its lowest point and recovery had begun, a book was published that remains to this day the most influential economics treatise written during the whole of the twentieth century.