Judith Sloan has a piece in the Weekend Australian that aims to convince us that immigration levels should be cut back. The annual intake of permanent migrants, excluding humanitarian entrants, is 190,000. She argues that current levels are a burden on current inhabitants through congestion, environmental pressures or housing affordability. She also says that some of… Continue reading The case for high immigration
Bjorn Lomborg has a great piece in The Australian tearing organic food to shreds. It is not healthier. It is not better for animal welfare. And it is not better for the environment. Here is a copy outside the paywall.
This is the text of a talk I am giving at the Monthly Argument on Wednesday October 19, The Royal Oak Hotel, Fitzroy. Is capitalism the best system on offer? As you are well aware we presently live under the capitalist system where the means of production are owned primarily by a small ruling class.… Continue reading Is capitalism the best system on offer?
This is a talk I gave at a Monthly Argument debate back in June at the Royal Oak Hotel in Fitzroy. There is a widespread view among greenies that continued economic growth is impossible because of ecological and resource limits. If this were true, it would be a very sorry state of affairs given the generally… Continue reading Debunking Limits to Growth