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Book review: Mencken's Conservatism by Benjamin Marks

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under economics, politics, books

Mencken's Conservatism (2012), was written by Benjamin Marks, editor-in-chief for http://economics.org.au/. Like most Australian authors, Marks doesn't get enough attention, so please, support the author.

ACT government subsidising energy price increases that they legislated into existence

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under economics, politics

Canstar recently reported that power bills in the ACT are set to increase by more than $200 annually. Expectedly, this is being labelled a "price hike" in order to lay the blame at the feet of the energy provider (EvoEnergy is the primary provider of ACT's power). As the ABC notes, the price increase is quite unexpected due to the relatively low wholesale energy prices. The 2020/2021 spot prices for wholesale energy are at about 2016 levels currently (see below).

Justice Clarence Thomas on Big Tech Censorship

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under technology, censorship, politics

In 2018, then President Donald Trump was sued for blocking users on Twitter. The plaintiffs argued that Trump was violating their first amendment rights by blocking them as they were not able to comment on his posts. The court ruled in the plaintiffs' favour and Trump was ordered to unblock the users. The 2nd circuit court upheld that ruling, setting the precedent that social media is the new public square and elected officials must allow all users to comment on their posts (Rep. Lauren Boebert is currently facing a lawsuit with a similar premise).

Wisconsin and Georgia: Impropriety or fraud?

Posted by Luke Boyle on the

Filed under politics

According to the vote pattern analysis performed by the Voter Integrity Project (VIP), out of the 8,954 vote count updates, there were 4 decisive updates that essentially secured the election for Biden. According to VIP these were the "outliers of the outliers".