Lessons from the West German Economic Miracle

After WWII Germany was devastated, its factories and infrastructure destroyed. A brilliant leader, Ludwig Erhard, seized an opportunity and literally overnight reformed the tax system to allow individual motivation to work its magic – the West German economic miracle resulted.

Read the extract from Understanding Personal and Economic Liberty by Ronald Kitching: https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/west-german-reform.pdf [PDF, 172 KB (the beginning of the first page is deliberately blank)].

Available from https://www.copyright.net.au/1/home/understanding-personal-and-economic-freedom.

Coming soon – the Oz-bat Epidemic

By Viv Forbes

PM Morrison warns of health risks from China’s wet markets.

He should also check Wuhan virus labs. And cull fruit bats in Australia.

Many Australian towns and parks are infected by millions of messy, noisy fruit bats that can carry three viruses dangerous to animals and humans – Hendra-virus (flu etc), Lyssa-virus (like rabies) and Nipah-virus (encephalitis).

Image Credit: Pixabay

These bats wear Green “Protected Species” badges, but unprotected humans are exposed to their noise, smell, droppings, virus dangers and damage to trees and orchards.

Do we want the next world plague to be called “The Oz-Bat Epidemic?

A few of the Australian towns coping with bat invasions:
https://www.odditycentral.com/news/australian-town-struggles-to-cope-with-bat-invasion-of-biblical-proportions.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/11/it-smells-so-bad-you-can-taste-it-bats-plague-australian-tourist-town
https://www.northqueenslandregister.com.au/story/6597700/lives-at-risk-in-flying-fox-invasion/
https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair/bats-swarm-queensland-towns-alarming-locals/77ae50aa-828b-446c-9029-ca3211255d16
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-27/inverell-sc-discusses-flying-fox-infestation-with-oeh/5121278
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-31/sydney-flying-fox-camp-numbers-increasing/7462746

And here is Ingham, North Queensland:
https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair/bats-swarm-queensland-towns-alarming-locals/77ae50aa-828b-446c-9029-ca3211255d16

The Greenland Ice Sheet Might Disappear – Probably When Hell Freezes Over

By Dr. John Happs

The Greenland ice sheet is the second largest body of ice on Earth after the Antarctic ice sheet and to say that Greenland’s ice sheet is big would be an understatement. It is about 2,400 km long, 1,100 km wide and covers an area of around 1,710,000 square km. It has a volume of about 2,850,000 cu. km and ice cores have been taken from a depth of around 4 km.

The public read and hear only about Greenland’s short summer melting events with exaggerated media reports routinely providing alarmist messages. Continue reading “The Greenland Ice Sheet Might Disappear – Probably When Hell Freezes Over”

Bushfires in Australia – Royal Commission Submission

A submission to The Royal Commission into
National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Presented by Viv Forbes
On Behalf of The Saltbush Club

PDF version: https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/bushfire-enquiry.pdf

The Landscape and wildlife of Australia was shaped and then maintained by frequent mild burning for at least 40,000 years. This reality must be recognised and it dictates that there are only two futures for Australia:

A healthy safe landscape that maintains sustainable vegetation, wildlife and people. This requires that we re-establish the successful fire regimes of the past.

OR

A dangerous and destructive landscape with too many people cowering in suburban and rural enclaves surrounded by a tinderbox of pest-ridden weeds, scrub and litter – a threat to trees, wildlife and property. This is today’s fire regime in Eastern Australia.

Our submission focusses on Bushfires. Continue reading “Bushfires in Australia – Royal Commission Submission”

The Virus Slowdown was Successful – but the Depressed Patient Died in Poverty

By Viv Forbes

In their frantic attempts to delay the spread of the Wuhan virus, governments are sowing the seeds of economic depression and currency destruction, which will blight Australian lives for a generation. They are adding financial stress to the medical stress.

The ordinary flu virus kills many people every winter despite vaccines. And both viruses are more lethal for the old and the sick.

We do not close the whole country every flu season but this year’s crisis is being exploited by scare mongers, centralists and globalists whose slogan is “never let a decent crisis go to waste”. Continue reading “The Virus Slowdown was Successful – but the Depressed Patient Died in Poverty”

Zero Emissions Almost Here?

By Viv Forbes

Planes parked up, cruise ships anchored, airports deserted, tourists not touring, supermarket shelves bare, Disneyland shut, borders closing, motor races cancelled, no fans in the stands, smelters and factories closing, travel banned, oil and coal prices crashing, stock markets plunging, businesses closing, bankruptcies rising, hotels and motels unoccupied, politicians panicking, barbies cold – – looks like zero emissions is almost here.

Open Letter from CLINTEL to World Leaders: “Fight Virus not Carbon”

The Hague, March 23, 2020
Professor Guus Berkhout
President of CLINTEL
guus.berkhout@clintelgroup.org

Your Excellencies,

LESSON IN HUMILITY ­- UNPREDICTABLE NATURAL FORCES CHANGE THE WORLD

The world is in the middle of a serious health crisis. Today, the people of the world face a true emergency – a health crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. People need an inspiring narrative that promises them a hopeful future. Today, for instance, it is totally inappropriate that the billion-dollar Green New Deal focused on climate is still on the agenda of leaders such as Mr. Antonio Guterres of the UN and Mr. Frans Timmermans of the EU. Continue reading “Open Letter from CLINTEL to World Leaders: “Fight Virus not Carbon””

The Enormous and Continuing Cost of Canada’s Climate Policies

By Robert Lyman

In this PowerPoint presentation, I have tried to answer a question about climate policy that is too rarely asked in Canada. How much does it cost? Only those with a profound ignorance of economics, or a contempt for it, would say that the answer to this question is unimportant. The central economic fact of life is that there are always more things that we want and need than we can afford; when we fail to understand what our choices cost, we indirectly deprive ourselves of things that may be far more important to our overall wellbeing.

Read the article at: https://blog.friendsofscience.org/2020/03/20/prosperity-foregone-a-summary/

The article includes the following video and links to the downloadable presentation:

New Investments Outlive Confetti Money

By Viv Forbes

Governments seek to revive “the economy” by scattering gifts of our own money wrapped in red tape. This encourages immediate consumption. But this stimulation stops dead when the money tap is turned off.

Three simple measures from the three levels of government will create more long term jobs than discriminatory and complicated political handouts that have no lasting effect. Continue reading “New Investments Outlive Confetti Money”