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January 18, 2019
University staff are openly liberal, and are likely to reject proposals that have such a conservative background.
Education - Peter Bowden - 9 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.
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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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 44 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 - 27 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

Monday, December 24, 2018

The celebration of Christmas is based on a miracle; the incarnation of the Eternal Word of God as the man Jesus.
Religion & Spirituality - Peter Sellick - 62 comments
Let's clear away some debris. December 25 is not the date of Jesus' birth. There is no biblical mention of the exact day of his birth.
Religion & Spirituality - Spencer Gear - 38 comments

Friday, December 21, 2018

It was just a boring time of decadent politics and absent ethics in which not one inspiring thing happened and there was much to lament.
Domestic Politics - Everald Compton - 27 comments
In recent days the equity market has appeared to take fright at a change in the difference between the yield US long term interest rates and the yield on short term us interest rates.
Economics - Michael Knox - 4 comments

Thursday, December 20, 2018

It may puzzle parents to read that many academics seem to think that it just doesn't matter.
Education - Peter West - 116 comments
Despite emerging acknowledgement of the miserable failure of neoliberalism, at least in some circles, it will carry on as a dominant force in western ideology and policy formation.
Economics - Rob Stewart - 6 comments

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

If there is a good reason to be suspicious of a second referendum, former Prime Minister Tony Blair's endorsement of it would be one.
International - Binoy Kampmark - 10 comments
It is not unknown for fractious individuals on campus to exploit the opaque nature of the rules and to institute vexatious proceedings against those with whom they disagree.
Education - Gregory Melleuish - 5 comments


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