On Surveillance

I don’t have a problem with someone filming another person on their mobile phone in a public area where it’s obvious that many people are watching, so why do I have a problem with surveillance cameras in workplaces and some other locations? Isn’t that inconsistent? What’s the difference? I think the answer is that the Read more about On Surveillance[…]

The anti-liberal Liberals

More and more the Liberal Party under John Howard is retreating from liberalism towards authoritarianism. The latest blow to the cause of liberalism and free speech in this country is the banning of books, DVDs and other material deemed to “advocate” terrorism. The Liberal Party has lost the courage of its convictions, and so too, Read more about The anti-liberal Liberals[…]

A Climate Change Reality Check?

Anyone who’s interested in the climate change debate (and I’m still of the opinion that there is a debate) should read this two-part paper published in the World Economics Journal at the end of last year. It’s a critical analysis of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, a document that has arguably Read more about A Climate Change Reality Check?[…]