Feather duster ambush

Of course, the Labor par­ty would not have need­ed to “back down” if it hadn’t inflat­ed the issue with worse-than-WMD hys­te­ria, reli­gious zeal (cf. Ross Gar...

Kay on the theory of value

Bril­liant sum­ma­ry of the inter­ac­tion between dif­fer­ing pref­er­ences and judge­ments in error. “Wher­ev­er there is uncer­tain­ty, mar­ket prices reflect...

Led by lunatics

Mark Lawson’s new book “A Guide to Cli­mate Change Luna­cy” (Con­nor­Court Pub­lish­ing, 2010) arrives with bril­liant tim­ing, just as Aus­tralia gets anoth­er...

A climate ambush

When she took pow­er, Julia Gillard said she want­ed a nation­al con­ver­sa­tion and ‘deep com­mu­ni­ty con­sen­sus’ about cli­mate change. What she has giv­en ...

Watch this

Rev­enue strong; div­i­dends down. Google invests in ideas you wish you’d had. “Patrick Pichette, chief finan­cial offi­cer, said Google was invest­ing for what...

Krugman’s take on protection

It seems Krug­man will say any­thing to score a point. He wants to argue that insuf­fi­cient demand (unem­ploy­ment) is a prob­lem and that redis­tri­b­u­tion (...