The State

ISIS and the Oil Riches of Arabia

If US ground troops are committed to the deserts of Saudi Arabia, it will be to protect the oil fields in the East. Saudi Arabia is a glittering prize…

The GST Myth

It’s not the low GST threshold that will break Aussie retailers.It’s the high running costs, something to which the government directly contributes.

The Cost of War Gives Politicians Power

I began thinking of the cost of war when I read about ‘World War R’. The story began with an inhumane form of torture on a former Afghanistan Minister…

The US Jury System: As Guilty as a Ham Sandwich

Over the years, the US grand jury system has effectively become a rubber stamp for US prosecutors — in other words, for the state…

Compulsory Voting: Which leg do you want to have hacked off?

To me compulsory voting is like being forced to decide which leg I’d prefer to have hacked off…

The $500,000 Investing Mistake

Rather than vote buying, the opposition needs to sit this one out. Instead, perhaps this is a lesson about the dangers of investing in government favoured products.

It’s Time to Heed Madison’s Warning…

Standing armies aren’t revenue generators, they are cost centres. It costs the government a lot of money to equip and maintain a standing army.

All Governments Turn to Tyranny

All forms of government oppression are bad. But what if someone is putting others at risk? At what point can a government decide that someone could harm others? The simple fact is that governments — all governments — either are or become tyrannical and oppressive regimes given enough time.

Why I’m not Afraid of Australia Being Taken Over By Radicals

I’m tired of the warring. Besides, Australia is under no more threat of being ‘taken over’ by Muslims than the Parliament is under threat of women taking equal representation.

Why I Won’t Shut Up About the Government Stealing Our Freedom

As Australians, we should be demanding the government to get its nose out of our lives. They’re slowly stealing our right to privacy

Biometric Data: The Government Declares War on Australians

Most of us go to great lengths to protect our personal information. A national database of biometric information is a political disaster waiting to happen.

GDP Growth Fiction

GDP is a measure of a nation’s economic activity. It’s the GDP needle the G20 finance ministers are trying to move above the 2% range.

Politically Manufactured Fear

If that’s not enough, the government is trading on your fear. It has allowed them to pass ambiguous laws that do nothing but take your liberties away.

You’re a Criminal Just for Reading This…

In a year’s time, it could be illegal for me to comment on any new government powers. All for the sake of security. Make no mistake. There is no delicate balance.

If you live in New Zealand, you are being watched by the NSA

The NSA has set up a facility in Auckland to use the XKeyscore program to harvest all kinds of mass surveillance data on New Zealanders…