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|Our extravagance is the greatest enemy of the environment|
'Our biosphere is being sacrificed so rich people can live in luxury.'
By Vivien Langford - 23/1/2019
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|Why are professional and ethical standards so important for universities?|
Universities operate as agents of change, in that Universities anticipate and encourage a commitment to the making of a better world for the future.
By James Page - 23/1/2019
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|Western civilisation, with all its contradictions, is worth studying, because of them|
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.
By Gregory Melleuish - 22/1/2019
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|Spy theories and the White House: Donald Trump as Russian agent|
The one person who can truly toast to hearty merriment at this entire unfolding farce of column wasting and derangement is Vladimir Putin.
By Binoy Kampmark - 22/1/2019
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|Murray Darling Basin |
And yet, as with the lakes in SA, we are dealing with a man-made rather than the natural environment, where droughts are cyclical.
By David Leyonhjelm - 21/1/2019
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|Time to dump Netanyahu|
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.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 21/1/2019
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|Academic program on Western Civilisation|
University staff are openly liberal, and are likely to reject proposals that have such a conservative background.
By Peter Bowden - 18/1/2019
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|US and Israel quit over UNESCO’s love affair with 'Palestine'|
'[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...'
By David Singer - 17/1/2019
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|Canadian government’s April Fools Day hoax|
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.
By Tim Ball and Tom Harris - 17/1/2019
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|Productivity Commission super report: apply the Medicare approach to super|
Where governments are invested in providing services exclusively to some special group, anyone should have (unsubsidised) access to them.
By Nicholas Gruen - 16/1/2019
|4||6 days ago|
|A former dean of St George’s cathedral runs afoul of the evangelicals|
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.
By Peter Sellick - 15/1/2019
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|A robot tax punishes people|
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.
By Cian Hussey - 14/1/2019
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|Corruption in the Balkans is impeding EU membership|
The EU should also insist on greater transparency and accountability, which would curtail pervasive corruption by elected officials.
By Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra - 11/1/2019
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|Mathematical modelling illusions|
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.
By Jay Lehr and Tom Harris - 11/1/2019
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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.
By David Leyonhjelm - 10/1/2019
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|Biting into Apple: the giant's revenues fall|
The United States has not made matters easy for the Apple bottom line in its trade war spat with Beijing.
By Binoy Kampmark - 10/1/2019
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|Labor’s housing affordability mess: profit for the few, pain for the many|
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.
By Graham Young - 9/1/2019
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|Travel by car is getting safer|
Total road fatalities across Australia peaked in the 1970s and have trended down sharply since then.
By Ross Elliott - 9/1/2019
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|Human rights fatigue|
Now there is a new mentality: people are more complacent. The post-war generation of human rights activists are dying off.
By Keith Suter - 8/1/2019
|16||9 days ago|
|Oil is at the mercy of financial markets |
In December, Saudi Arabia slashed oil exports by roughly 500,000 bpd, according to Bloomberg.
By Nicholas Cunningham - 7/1/2019
|4||15 days ago|
|Windpower and Sydney to Hobart: reaching the limits|
The race combines disdain for cost with leading edge technology so has to be at one of the pinnacles of windpower.
By Graham Young - 4/1/2019
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|Agreed rules, COP24 and climate change protest|
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.
By Binoy Kampmark - 3/1/2019
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|The Christmas 1914 truce|
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.
By Binoy Kampmark - 2/1/2019
|2||21 days ago|
|UN hit list can bypass Congress and fund Trump border wall|
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.
By David Singer - 2/1/2019
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|Coral can take the heat, unlike experts crying wolf|
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.
By Peter Ridd - 31/12/2018
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|Cooking books and limiting responsibility: Goldman Sachs in Malaysia|
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.
By Binoy Kampmark - 31/12/2018
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|2019 will be better than expected|
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.
By Michael Knox - 28/12/2018
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|Season’s greetings Tuvalu, and thank you Mr Kelly|
A recent article at the ABC news website correctly explained that in the four decades to 2014, Tuvalu has actually grown by 73 hectares.
By Jennifer Marohasy - 28/12/2018
|12||23 days ago|
|Budget cuts? You must be kidding.|
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.
By David Leyonhjelm - 27/12/2018
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|Trump's New Year's gift to Putin, Rouhani, and Erdogan|
Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from Syria is extremely reckless and is bound to backfire in more than one way.
By Alon Ben-Meir - 27/12/2018
|7||25 days ago|
|The miracle of Christmas|
The celebration of Christmas is based on a miracle; the incarnation of the Eternal Word of God as the man Jesus.
By Peter Sellick - 24/12/2018
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|Make-believe and celebrations: Christmas message ignored|
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.
By Spencer Gear - 24/12/2018
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