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I love this paragraph by Don Boudreaux in his Tribunal Live column: An irony that would be comical if its consequences weren’t so dire is that government’s power expands as voters demand that politicians protect them from being deceived and cheated in…
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Here is a pithy and skilful reframe: Succinctly retaking the moral high ground does the libertarian cause a great service. Most people are not willing to read lengthy books or watch long videos, but if the benefit can be put succinctly, there is hope to…
Here is a pithy and skilful reframe: Succinctly retaking the moral high ground does the libertarian cause a great service. Most people are not willing to read lengthy books or watch long videos, bu...
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Here’s the video from the talk I recently did at the 3rd ALS Friedman Conference (2015), as part of the Liberty and Technology panel:
Here's the video from the talk I recently did at the 3rd ALS Friedman Conference (2015), as part of the Liberty and Technology panel:
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I attended the third Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference (program link here) over the weekend and had a great time. I also spoke on the break out panel, Liberty and Technology. I enjoyed sharing the stage with Darcy Allen and Dan Nolan, and…
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Here’s a cool section from Chapter 19 of The Ultimate Resource: 6. The cost of urban recycling programs is typically about twice the cost of landfill disposal, even without including the cost to consumers of separating various kinds of materials (a cost…
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I recently read through Dr Robert Higgs’ outstanding book, Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government, 25th Anniversary Edition (Independent Studies in Political Economy). See the Independent Institute book summary here…
I recently read through Dr Robert Higgs' outstanding book, Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government, 25th Anniversary Edition (Independent Studies in Political E...
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Double standards for the state and the market

I saw this on social media from my friend Jebediah Cole: Imagine if John Nash had been killed in an UberX car, rather than a taxi. The taxi lobby would have shouted from the rooftops that the unregulated cowboys of Uber (btw: the taxi lobby opposes…
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Why care about rebutting locavores?

Ever heard of the idea of ‘food miles’? In case you haven’t, some local food activists promote this idea that people should specifically try to buy food that is sourced locally. Why bother rebutting them? Why not just leave the ‘locavores’ to their own…
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The NSW government placed restrictions on the pubs, clubs and bars in the Sydney CBD area. This limited the sale of alcohol and restricted them from permitting patrons to enter their premises aka “lock out laws”. Sydney’s lock out laws were recently…
The NSW government placed restrictions on the pubs, clubs and bars in the Sydney CBD area. This limited the sale of alcohol and restricted them from permitting patrons to enter their premises aka "...
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From Chapter 21 of Julian Simon’s amazing book, The Ultimate Resource The recycling mindset can also be counterproductive in rich countries. People praise saving trees by recycling newspapers, and they condemn those who cut down trees. But they do not…
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I saw this hilarious satirical page being shared on social media that fellow free market fans will enjoy: Greens taking credit for things. Sample image here: I was reflecting on why this is funny, and to me it’s that The Australian Greens are trying to…
I saw this hilarious satirical page being shared on social media that fellow free market fans will enjoy: Greens taking credit for things. Sample image here: I was reflecting on why this is funny, ...
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See Taxation: Death by a thousand (non) cuts by Peter Costello in The Daily Telegraph. I thought this was a decent article, and it makes some great points on taxation. Peter spells out the problem: The government does have a tax problem. It is that there…
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Food was outstanding! Very very tasty, though I noticed that the restaurant was a bit understaffed so there were wait times for ordering / receiving food. Overall very good, would come back.
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stayed at crown metropol, had a great experience overall. the rooms are very comfy and modern looking, and the staff were very professional
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Food was outstanding, atmosphere was great. Highly recommended
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very tasty, reasonably priced for hotel food
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really enjoyed the food here, the flavour of the food was very well balanced and not overdone. would eat here again
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