December 11th 2010


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ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Politicians shirking their duty by bank-bashing

PROSTITUTION: Sydney 'the Amsterdam of the South Pacific'

VICTORIAN STATE ELECTION: Labor defeated, Greens blunted

BOOK REVIEW: THE COMING INSURRECTION, by the Invisible Committee

OPINION: Government strangling country people with red tape

EUTHANASIA III: A dying man pleads against legalising euthanasia

EUTHANASIA II: How SA's euthanasia bill was defeated

Political spin on climate (letter)

ENERGY: Good news! New oil and gas finds around the world

BOOK REVIEW: GOD'S BATTALIONS: The Case for the Crusades, by Rodney Stark

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: Latest threat to Australian families and free speech

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Andrew Wilkie granted access to classified secrets

A party in love with death? (letter)

CULTURE AND CIVILISATION: On abortion, slavery and censorship

Kenyan or Keynesian? (letter)

EUTHANASIA I: Dirty tricks exposed in SA euthanasia push

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST: Protesters caused collision with Japanese whaler

EDITORIAL: How long can the Gillard Government survive?

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Kenyan or Keynesian? (letter)


by Frank Bellet

News Weekly, December 11, 2010
Sir,

Two of a number of debates surrounding the presidency of Barack Obama have included those economic policies, often described as those of Cambridge economist John Maynard Keynes. To a lesser extent, others argue that Obama's presidency is invalid because, as they claim, "he wasn't born in America, but in Kenya".

In a series of interviews among a dozen Obama supporters, seen on US television recently, some interesting responses emerged.

Referring to his economic policies, they were asked if they thought Obama was a Keynesian. All but one replied, somewhat angrily: "No, I believe he was born in Hawaii."

The one exception, obviously aware of the meaning of the word Keynesian, nevertheless said he had no idea of what Obama's economic policies were.

Frank Bellet,
Petrie, Qld




























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