Arthur Chrenkoff

A story stranger than any coronavirus conspiracy…

31 March 2020 7:30 pm

Never mind a boring terrestrial virus – what would happen to our planet if aliens from another planet ever make…

Why the left just love a crisis

29 March 2020 4:30 pm

“Never let a good crisis go to waste”. This short and catchy dictum was articulated by Rahm Emanuel, former Obama…

Love in the time of corona

19 March 2020 7:16 pm

Giovanni Boccaccio wrote “The Decameron” in the aftermath of the Black Death pandemic of 1348, which carried away somewhere around…

Coronavirus and why we need globalisation insurance

7 March 2020 3:04 pm

What has the coronavirus virus wrought? In some ways it is a perfect weapon: it doesn’t kill that many people…

How the great toilet paper panic has made asses of us all

5 March 2020 3:51 pm

This afternoon, on the way back from the gym, I popped into my local Coles to get some fruit and…

The beginning of the end for us in Afghanistan – and the beginning of just what?

2 March 2020 7:17 pm

Not the end, but perhaps the beginning of the end: the United States and the Taliban have signed a preliminary…

Paying Bernie’s bills

28 February 2020 11:50 am

In the magical socialist world of Bernie Sanders, everything is free – which means that someone else is paying for…

Bloomberg: Donald Trump’s own Mini Mike?

21 February 2020 5:11 pm

The entry and the rapid rise of Mike Bloomberg in the Democratic primaries is something to behold. The Democrats at…

Don’t mention the pandemic

14 February 2020 5:00 pm

The Woke Health Organisation – sorry, the World Health Organisation – continues to provide non-stop entertainment as the Coronavirus spreads.…

Sorry doomsayers, but the science says there’s now no climate emergency

13 February 2020 3:12 pm

It is somewhat ironic – though in some ways unsurprising – that at the time when the climate change activism…

How Oxfam’s propaganda starves the poor

9 February 2020 12:48 pm

Interesting musings from the economist Maarten Boudry on the topic of inequality, in a post titled “Is extreme wealth a…

Bushfires and the big truths about big charities

24 January 2020 10:05 pm

An important thing to remember about large parts of the government bureaucracy and the not-for-profit/community sector is that they are…

How activists and media made a tourism industry firestorm

22 January 2020 1:03 pm

Where the bloody hell are you? Not in Australia apparently. While no official figures are available yet, anecdotal evidence from…

WTF? We prefer a hostile dictator to Donald Trump?

15 January 2020 12:34 pm

You’ve probably seen reports in the past 24 hours on the Pew Research Center findings on attitudes towards the United States around…

G’day world! We’re still here, open for business

9 January 2020 12:47 pm

People like me with families and friends overseas are getting concerned and panicky messages to check if we’re safe in…

We don’t just have a bushfire crisis. We have an arson crisis, too

4 January 2020 7:03 pm

According to my calculations and estimates, the number of individuals around Australia whose arson has contributed to the current bushfire…

Donald Trump: making sex great again

3 January 2020 5:00 am

The Dow Jones is up, US unemployment is down, wages are rising, manufacturing jobs are returning. And now this: A recent…

10 reasons why Santa Claus is a Communist

24 December 2019 7:07 pm

Bah-humbug! Sorry people to snow on your parade (or should it be “sorry, snowflakes to rain on your parade”) but…

ScoMo might have pulled off an election miracle, but he’s not a weather god

22 December 2019 10:35 am

Scott Morrison has cut short his Hawaiian holiday to inhale some Sydney air, which is pretty much the only thing…

Baracking for the ladies

18 December 2019 4:01 pm

Barack Obama at a private function in Singapore recently: Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but…

‘Feeling like we are doing something’

16 December 2019 7:40 pm

Overlooked in all the bushfire brouhaha of last week was a telling exchange between a Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon (the…

Boris Johnson’s dis-United Kingdom

14 December 2019 10:30 am

With both the mainstream and the social media full of jubilation or alternatively tears about the British general election results,…

Call that a public service cut?

8 December 2019 4:33 pm

So we have the long-anticipated reform of the federal public service in Australia. Sort of. There are fewer departments, but…

The ABC’s war on ‘us’

6 December 2019 5:00 am

The ABC has recently released its new editorial guidance note on “Hate Speech, Terrorism and Mass Killing”. While the document is rich…

From effect to emergency: the great climate rhetoric crisis

2 December 2019 7:11 pm

How old are you? I’m greenhouse old: I remember when it was all called the “greenhouse effect”, seemingly a lifetime…