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January 24, 2019
Corruption is endemic in all major international sports from drug taking to match fixing, it seems that the entire sporting supply chain is diseased.
Law & Liberties - Vince Hooper - 4 comments
 
The explosive production figures in 2018 seem higher than last year's rig count justified.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 1 comment
 




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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

'Our biosphere is being sacrificed so rich people can live in luxury.'
Environment - Vivien Langford - 20 comments
 
Universities operate as agents of change, in that Universities anticipate and encourage a commitment to the making of a better world for the future.
Law & Liberties - James Page - 12 comments
 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In reality, the ethical values enunciated by a given civilisation may do little to explain why the states in that civilisation engage in violent activities.
Society - Gregory Melleuish - 17 comments
 
The one person who can truly toast to hearty merriment at this entire unfolding farce of column wasting and derangement is Vladimir Putin.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 8 comments
 

Monday, January 21, 2019

And yet, as with the lakes in SA, we are dealing with a man-made rather than the natural environment, where droughts are cyclical.
Environment - David Leyonhjelm - 12 comments
 
One would think that after 10 continuous years in power he would relinquish his role as the leader of the Likud party and leave the political scene with some dignity.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 7 comments
 

Friday, January 18, 2019

University staff are openly liberal, and are likely to reject proposals that have such a conservative background.
Education - Peter Bowden - 66 comments
 
The President had seemingly made his case clear: US blood and treasure will not be further drawn upon to right the conflicts of the Middle East.
International - Binoy Kampmark
 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

'[Palestine] is not a state… It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood. It doesn't control defined boundaries. It doesn't fulfill the normal functions of government...'
International - David Singer - 13 comments
 
The fear is that if you don't act, the sky will fall. The guilt is that your behavior is part of how humans are destroying the planet.
Environment - Tim Ball and Tom Harris - 8 comments
 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Where governments are invested in providing services exclusively to some special group, anyone should have (unsubsidised) access to them.
Economics - Nicholas Gruen - 4 comments
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Before we discuss the culture wars it is useful to examine the claim that the bible must be read literally ie without the aid of analogy and metaphor.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 68 comments
 

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Labor Party is tipped to back a new 'robot tax' which flies in the face of human progress and promises to constrain the ever-rising living standards the past few hundred years have brought us.
Economics - Cian Hussey - 18 comments
 
Contributions are made as each oak tree is blessed with a dip and a splash, and the icon kissed, all taking place in the church yard and a Christmas freeze.
Religion & Spirituality - Binoy Kampmark
 

Friday, January 11, 2019

The EU should also insist on greater transparency and accountability, which would curtail pervasive corruption by elected officials.
International - Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 10 comments
 
Although one of the most active areas for mathematical modeling is the economy and the stock market, no one has ever succeeded in getting it right.
Environment - Jay Lehr and Tom Harris - 28 comments
 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Echoing the rhetoric of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn, Bill Shorten recently claimed in a speech that rising inequality was the single biggest threat to Australia's social cohesion and the economy.
Political Philosophy - David Leyonhjelm - 24 comments
 
The United States has not made matters easy for the Apple bottom line in its trade war spat with Beijing.
Economics - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Labor's two-pronged housing affordability package has them rowing the same boat in both directions, expending a lot of taxpayer dollars and going nowhere.
Economics - Graham Young - 4 comments
 
Total road fatalities across Australia peaked in the 1970s and have trended down sharply since then.
Society - Ross Elliott - 12 comments
 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Now there is a new mentality: people are more complacent. The post-war generation of human rights activists are dying off.
Law & Liberties - Keith Suter - 16 comments
 

Monday, January 7, 2019

In December, Saudi Arabia slashed oil exports by roughly 500,000 bpd, according to Bloomberg.
Economics - Nicholas Cunningham - 4 comments
 

Friday, January 4, 2019

The race combines disdain for cost with leading edge technology so has to be at one of the pinnacles of windpower.
Science & Technology - Graham Young - 29 comments
 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Little progress was actually made on the issue of commitments to cut emissions, even if there was, in principle, an agreement on a set of rules.
Environment - Binoy Kampmark - 27 comments
 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The gestures were repeated along the Western Front in pockets of small 'truces'. British, German and French soldiers, in open defiance of orders, went to No Man's Land.
Society - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 
21 Nations that received almost $14 billion in US foreign aid in 2017 could become the key to unlocking the White House confrontation between President Trump and Democrat leaders.
International - David Singer - 44 comments
 

Monday, December 31, 2018

This is why corals are one of the least likely species to be affected by climate change, irrespective of whether you believe the climate is changing by natural fluctuations or because of human influence.
Environment - Peter Ridd - 13 comments
 
Goldman Sachs is the sort of institution which has thrived on the largesse of government assistance - the old socialise your losses but privatise your gains sort of philosophy.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 2 comments
 

Friday, December 28, 2018

The world economy will continue to produce healthy growth in 2019. We are ending 2018 with equities markets that are undervalued both in the US and in Australia.
Economics - Michael Knox - 24 comments
 
A recent article at the ABC news website correctly explained that in the four decades to 2014, Tuvalu has actually grown by 73 hectares.
Environment - Jennifer Marohasy - 12 comments
 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

If the Government’s financial statements were subject to the same rules as a private company, Treasurer Frydenberg and Finance Minister Cormann would be at risk of going to jail.
Economics - David Leyonhjelm - 9 comments
 
Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from Syria is extremely reckless and is bound to backfire in more than one way.
International - Alon Ben-Meir - 7 comments
 

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