THE GREAT RETIREMENT ROBBERY – The golden years will be nicer for some than for the majority: For two decades the superannuation industry has extracted more than $700 billion in …

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“RAND PAUL: STUDYING SEXUAL TENDENCY OF QUAILS ON COCAINE IS WASTE OF GOVERNMENT SPENDING” – Possibly the headline of the year so far, after yesterday’s story of the year about …

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“CENTRISTS ARE THE MOST HOSTILE TO DEMOCRACY, NOT EXTREMISTS”¬†-Fascinating piece from “The New York Times”: The warning signs are flashing red: Democracy is under threat. Across Europe and North America, …

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WHEN A DOWNER IS A GOOD NEWS – One of the perennial complaints is that we need more women in politics, particularly on the centre-right of politics. We certainly need …

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UP TO OUR EYEBALLS – The best Treasurer Australia has ever had is depressed: Former treasurer Peter Costello thinks he’ll be dead and buried by the time the federal government …

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THE MANCHURIAN EX-AMBASSADOR – Malcolm Farr reports on a “brutal assessment”: Our relations with China are under increasing strain and a former Australian ambassador to Beijing has given a brutal …

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GOVERNMENT KNOWS WHO’S GOOD OR NAUGHTY – Last month I wrote about the soft Orwellian system of social control that the Chinese communist government are introducing. It’s called social credit …

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WHAT’S A TRILLION BETWEEN FRIENDS? – I’m old enough to remember when the United States government debt was “just” one trillion dollars. Now we are entering an era of one …

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BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS TO CARE, THE AMERICAN EDITION – Another grim milestone, this time from across the Pacific: The national debt exceeded $21 trillion for the first time on Thursday, …

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BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS TO CARE – It’s official – the “conservative” Coalition government has now accumulated more government debt in five years in office than its predecessor, Labor, had in …

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