Nick Kastelein

Trump or The Squad: who’s doing harm?

25 July 2019 10:03 am

The most insightful and quotable commentary I heard last week was made by Greg Gutfeld of Fox News. If you…

Are university officials keener censors than leftie students?

19 June 2019 5:00 am

Dan’s the man! On Saturday, The Weekend Australian ran a number of articles about free speech and freedom of enquiry…

Do high rise apartment owners risk more than a price tumble?

5 June 2019 7:02 pm

You’ve probably forgotten Sydney’s Opal Tower by now, even though less than six months have passed since the residents of…

Uh-oh, Generation Z are voting

16 April 2019 7:07 am

One of the many groups in whose hands the fate of our nation lies, is generation Z. Though it has…

Why the majority is ruining democracy

29 March 2019 8:57 am

The majority are not always right. It’s obvious, really. The tautology that 50 per cent of people have below-average intelligence…

Christchurch: a time for tears

18 March 2019 6:09 pm

I attended the funeral service of a Christian minister last year. In the eulogy, his son told us how gentle…

The fall of the machines

6 February 2019 7:14 pm

About 30 years ago, General Motors experimented with fully automating a car factory. An immense design effort was implemented to…

Gender anarchy for Christmas?

12 December 2018 6:49 pm

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This old maxim communicates a simple truth.…

The other right: what’s wrong with the Political Compass

17 October 2018 7:54 am

There’s something wrong with the Political Compass. I was trying, earlier this year, to write an article about the fundamental…

Is a red wave coming in?

12 October 2018 8:21 am

Is it too soon to say that in November, the Democrats will be lucky to see a blue ripple? For…

Are renewables more or less expensive? Er…

21 September 2018 7:00 am

Is renewable electricity cheaper than coal? A recent article by Stephen Long for the ABC had the tag-line, “The tipping…

Leadership happens

29 August 2018 8:07 pm

I understand the frustration that many, many Australians feel over the leadership change that was implemented for the Liberal Party…

Is Alan Joyce reprogramming your mind?

31 July 2018 7:52 am

When I’m flying on one of those so-last-century planes that doesn’t have a screen mounted in the seat in front…

Sustainability: it’s not climate science

18 July 2018 8:07 am

For a couple of decades now, climate-change has been more than a scientific theory. It is a political battlefield. Each…

Discrimination, or just good brain function?

28 June 2018 8:06 am

It’s home economics class at the pre-school. Today the children are learning about kitchen utensils. The teacher has almost exhausted…

Towards a national register of engineers who are registered

15 June 2018 1:57 pm

Growth is good. Growth is essential. When company executives say that, however, they are talking about growth of productivity, or…

Jordan Peterson and the “homo liberatus”

7 June 2018 7:51 am

Like many young men who are inclined to the right, I have recently become a fan of Jordan Peterson. I’m…