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News Flash : Malaysian Man Wins $236M Lottery

07 May

Malaysian national Wan Bee Gwin, from Tambun Tulang, Perlis, is all smiles after winning RM 720,000,000 in the local lottery, an amount equivalent to about $236 million Australian dollars.

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Why voting should be compulsory

29 Nov

Strong extreme opinions have no place in politics. I hold this opinion extremely strongly.

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The Carbon Tax Debate

12 Oct
The Carbon Tax Debate

The Carbon Tax Debate

Australia’s Carbon Tax legislation has passed through the lower house. It’s now almost inevitable that it will become law, and Australia will have implemented a price on Carbon by 2012.

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A 90 Percent Tax???

28 Mar
Is it worth saving for the future?

Is it worth saving for the future?

Steve Landsburg, at his blog, tells a little fairy tale about taxes. His conclusion is that because some income gets taxed several times, a dollar earned today might be taxed at a rate of 95% before it gets used. A valid criticism of his parable is that it only applies to the uber-rich in the USA. Well, I decided to see how the fairy story would play out under different circumstances. Specifically,

  • Instead of taking place in the USA, the story below happens in Australia.
  • Instead of happening to one of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it happens to family on a mid-range income – a typical “Aussie Battler” as one Prime Minister Past was fond of saying.

So….

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Death By Activism

25 Mar

Here’s a serious problem that just came to my attention. The problem was illustrated by this article, which talks about the safety of nuclear power, but I think the lesson applies to a great many other topics.

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