Tagged: Christmas

Amazon buys Santa’s workshop - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Dec 22, 2014

Following on from the Listener’s highlighting of employment condition concerns at Santa’s workshop Amazon has just announced that it has acquired the global manufacturing and logistics enterprise for an undisclosed sum (rumoured to be in excess of US$15 billion). Alibaba would not confirm whether it too had attempted to buy the family-owned company. A combination of impending industrial … Read More

Bah humbug - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Dec 16, 2014

I led the affirmative charge at the GEN debate on the following proposition: "This house believes that the Christmas Extravaganza is a waste of time and money." We didn't get to pick our sides, but I didn't mind partnering up with Patrick Nolan from the Productivity Commission.As Bronwyn Croxson from Ministry of Health was leading the charge for the opposition, … Read More

It’s that time of the year - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 22, 2010

Book review: Christmas – Philosophy for Everyone: Better Than a Lump of Coal. Scott C. Lowe (Editor), Fritz Allhoff, Fritz Allhoff (Series Editor) Stephen Nissenbaum (Foreword) Price: US$15.56 Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (October 19, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 144433090X … Continue reading → … Read More

Cutting off your nose for Christmas? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 01, 2010

I think Tim Minchin‘s Song “White Wine in the Sun“ really captures the spirit of Christmas down under. I heard it last year (see No gods required) and notice it is being promoted again this year with all proceeds going … Continue reading → … Read More

Season's greetings - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 22, 2009

Well, it’s that time of year again.  Christmas.  New Year’s.  The extremely aptly-named silly season. So we thought we’d take the opportunity to say thank you to all our Sciblings.  Since its humble beginnings in September/October of this year, we’ve seen over 600 new posts written (to total over 1,100). Our stats … Read More