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media wars book review
Book Review

Media Wars – The Battle to Shape our Minds

According to the founder of Fox News, “Truth is whatever people will believe.” Just because something is widely accepted by society and even condoned by professionals or the government itself, does not guarantee it is

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John Hyde poem Ulysses
Poem

A Landfall Ulysses Might Have Made

A Landfall Ulysses Might Have Made Each rower pressed then gently on his oar. The watchful helmsman turned the boat about And rode the swelling water to the shore. While all his ill-used crew were

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Rating the Councils
Libertarian Blog

Rating the Councils

Local councils represent a level of government that often escapes serious inspection. While ‘closer to the people’, local governments are rarely held to account for how they spend ratepayer funds. All ratepayers, whether they be

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Sunset Clauses and other measures
Libertarian Blog

Sunset Clauses and other measures

After a crisis there is a tendency for temporary measures to become permanent. Western Australia has seen many past emergency actions set in stone. After World War II, we were left with marketing boards, rationing

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A glimpse into the future
News

A Glimpse Into the Future

The wheels are in motion for a return to normal in Australia – or so we can hope. Some states appear to be ahead of others in terms of easing restrictions. Northern Territory and Western

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Loo-py Limits
Libertarian Blog

Loo-py Limits

So, shortages. You may be familiar with tales of bread lines during war time and in the Soviet Union, and, in recent years, with photos of empty supermarkets in Venezuela. During April 2020, certain shortages

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John Hyde poem
Poem

Think Tanks – a poem

Think Tanks Our dream is of a well-versed Commonwealth Where any voting layman might explain Established ways to safety, freedom, wealth And treat attempts to bribe him with disdain. We think we know and teach

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Optimism and Disruption
Libertarian Blog

Disruption and Optimism!

Easter provides a time to reflect and consider family, future ambitions and next steps. Like the Christmas holiday, it serves as a break in our frenetic lives. However, rather than a pause, this year was

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John Hyde - Bert Kelly
Real Heroes

On Bert Kelly

Australian democracy’s processes are far from perfect but they are what we have. C. R. (Bert) Kelly, Member for the South Australian Federal seat of Wakefield used them. He addressed very different problems from those

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