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The Essential Hayek by Don Boudreaux

Fantastic book here by Don Boudreaux: The Essential Hayek, published by the Fraser Institute. This is a short book which introduces the reader to some of Hayek’s key ideas, and the concepts are deftly explained. Hayek can be hard to read, so if you lack…
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A mindset to be wary of is victim mentality. Fundamentally, free will underlies the libertarian view of the world, implying the ability for us to do things to change or influence outcomes. The view of the ‘anointed’ tends to run counter to this. In The…
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Thomas Sowell has a great book called The Vision of the Anointed. It reads as a contrast between the ‘anointed’ (people with a statist view of the world) and the ‘tragic’ I like the point he makes here about intergroup disparities on page 33: Media and…
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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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Social change is more important than politics

This post is directed at the people who were sharing/liking the Obama worship videos e.g. this video, that basically attempted to play him up as some cool, bad ass guy (for this, and some other policies). But all politicians really do is chase the polls…
This post is directed at the people who were sharing/liking the Obama worship videos e.g. this video, that basically attempted to play him up as some cool, bad ass guy (for this, and some other pol...
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ah sorry mate, maybe next time
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Fossil Fuels save lives

The debate about fossil fuel use needs to be reframed. I can understand where progressives and leftist environmentalists (as opposed to free market environmentalists) are coming from with their aim to preserve the earth. I just think they’re misguided:…
The debate about fossil fuel use needs to be reframed. I can understand where progressives and leftist environmentalists (as opposed to free market environmentalists) are coming from with their aim...
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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 like it. Disintermediate the state.
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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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Great Thai restaurant here, service was good and the food was very tasty. I had the cashew nut chicken and it was excellent.
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The courtyard cafe is well styled, staff are very friendly and the food is great. Would come back.
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If you're keen for a absolutely massive schnitzel / eating challenge, this is a great place to visit. The variety of schnitzels they have here is huge and unless you're an especially talented eater, you won't finish it. Best to split one between two (or more).
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stylish hotel, only slight downsides were slow customer service on check in and no room service option for dinner (only for breakfast). Overall very good though, nicely set out rooms with very modern styling.
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I had the Thursday special, new York style chicken schnitzel and it was excellent. The service was friendly and competent. Well priced also, I would come back.
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This restaurant serves up some pretty nice food. There is often a wait line to get in, so that's how you know it's decent! Well priced and tasty, pretty quick service too.
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Great food and great service. Reasonable price given the location. I had the original ramen and green tea ice cream for dessert, enjoyed both meals.
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