|As Daniel Wild and Darcy Allen said in June, we need to cut red tape to get business investment in Australia back on track.
The most informative thing you can read about Sweden’s parliamentary election on Sunday comes from Twitter (of all places) courtesy of this thread by British academic Matthew Goodwin about how the experts wrongly predicted the death of populism across Europe and how it will impact voting in Sweden.
It’s no wonder populism is taking off when you have this sort of thing happening in the EU. As the great Dan Hannan explained, this damning report into cronyism and corruption by the EU Ombudsman relating to the abrupt installation of Martin Selmayr as Secretary-General of the European Commission is the perfect reminder of why the UK was right to vote for Brexit.
This might be the best climate change headline I’ve ever seen – on Tuesday after Australian John Millman defeated the greatest tennis player of all time, the New York Times came up with this gem: “Roger Federer is tough to beat. Global warming might have pulled an upset.”
On Friday, Dave Rubin interviewed the fascinating Katharine Birbalsingh – the headmistress and founder of a free school in London – about how her experiences teaching in inner city schools shifted her from left to right, her approach to disciplining children, and the importance of valuing knowledge. Back in 2012 in the IPA Review, Peter Gregory investigated the introduction of school choice in the UK and how an expectation deficit keeps poor people poor.
Nike just lost $3.75 billion in market value after washed up radical progressive NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was named as the face of the company’s new ‘Just do it‘ ads. The real scandal is Kaepernick’s endorsement of Cuba’s repressive Communist regime that routinely tortures and murders political dissidents.
‘Chief Diversity Officers’ at US universities can make as much as US$396,000 a year, but what do they do? Not much! A team of researchers from the Baylor University, Texas, looked for evidence that these officers produced a more diverse faculty and came back empty handed .
Next month John Roskam and Dr Bella d’Abrera will be joining Greg Sheridan to discuss democracy, freedom and faith and Greg’s new book God is Good for You. Book here for Brisbane on 13 September and here for Melbourne on 18 September.