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Ethical omnivores

Humans are descended from ancient apes, and like them (and modern apes) we are generally omnivorous. But should we still eat meat and animal products? Animal rights activist Katrina Fox doesn’t think so. It is not an easily dismissed idea … Continue reading

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Poverty and trade revisited

The anniversary of this blog passed by without me realising it. In belated celebration, I’m re-printing the post that started the whole thing below the fold. It’s my attempt to persuade left-wingers that they should support free trade if they … Continue reading

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Proposition 8 passes

A sad addendum to the worldwide euphoria after Obama’s win – among dozens of ballot initiatives (referenda) that were also decided upon, Californians voted to change the law so that gay couples can no longer marry, after their Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Poverty and trade, post-Left

I used to think of myself as left-wing. I despised the Liberals, hated Reagan, supported public education and public hospitals, opposed the GST and supported the Tobin tax, believed profits were tantamount to social waste, protested privatisation, and thought ‘right-wing’ … Continue reading

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