Nick Kastelein

You’re concerned about my right to know? Look who’s talking

8 November 2019 2:53 pm

Was it really just last month that the mainstream media teamed up to advocate their own freedoms, covering their newspaper…

The science is settled? I’m an engineer, and I’m not

11 October 2019 5:17 pm

Climate change, it seems, is a pill that has to be swallowed whole or not at all. Swallowing this pill…

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…