Category Archives: Rights

Woody Guthrie, Abbie Hoffman And A Big Mac

Capitalism is evil! Down with the system! Peace and Love! Yeah, right.

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A Game Of Chicken

The Gillard Government’s Carbon Tax legislation passed the Lower House yesterday, by the slenderest of majorities. Next month it will pass the Senate, in which the Australian Greens hold the balance of power. The eighteen bills of which this legislation … Continue reading

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Freedom Of Suppress

As of today in Australia, the right not to be offended trumps the right to free speech.

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A Day To Pause And Reflect

I still don’t know what made me do it. It was late on a cool Tuesday spring evening in Sydney; I had been working sixteen hours straight at my computer, and my head was filled with ten thousand lines of software … Continue reading

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Free Speech, Gag Orders And Accountability

I’m going to tackle this in more depth a little later. But the other day I was shown (Hat-tip Izen) the existence of something called super-injunctions, of which prior till now I’d been blissfully ignorant. It’s important enough to call … Continue reading

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Animal Welfare: A Good Cause Gone Bad

Very few things burn me more than cruelty to animals. Every time I see a story in the news regarding the mistreatment of horses, dogs or other domestic or wild animals, it produces a visceral reaction in me not unlike … Continue reading

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Libertarianism And Immigration

I was going to wait a while before tackling this issue, but it has become topical in so many countries, including those of most of you reading this, that it’s appropriate we look at it today. It isn’t a cut … Continue reading

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