About Lattenomics

Lattenomics is about ridiculing the fashionable politics of the elites. It is about exposing the absurdities in contemporary dogmas of political correctness, non-judgementalism, cultural relativism, New Ageism, one way multiculturalism, environmentalism, NGOism and many other trendy “isms” that threaten our individual freedoms.

Lattenomics was born on the back blocks of the dying USSR and flourished in the sunny and free land of Australia. We value human freedom be it economic or personal. Our first-hand experience of totalitarianism made us precious about many things the citizens of the West take for granted. This is the main reason why we resist the tyranny of good intentions imposed on us daily by the “people who think they know better than the people” – the folks that swell the ranks of the contemporary latte-sipping intelligencia.

Lattenomics Favourite Quotes:

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock


It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

Mark Twain


I was asked by the Al Jazeera interviewer why I was more American than the Americans. I said, because I was born in hell and came to paradise. Americans are born in paradise and don’t know about hell. I don’t blame them for it. But I love every moment in America. Every time I walk down the street and am not called a whore, I love it.

Wafa Sultan

It’s a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of ice-cream and a quart of dog faeces and mix ’em together the result will taste more like the latter than the former. That’s the problem with the UN.

Mark Steyn

A state whose chiefs recognize but one rule, to do whatever seems at the moment to be expedient in their eyes, is a state without law. It does not make any difference whether or not these tyrants are “benevolent.”

Ludwig von Mises

What Other People Say About Lattenomics:

“He sounds like a prat… “ – Colleague’s Sister


6 responses

29 02 2008


9 07 2008
Joel McKenzie

But who exactly are you Lattenomics folk? Some ex-Xavier types vainly attempting to put their debating skills into the questionable art of blogging without having to identify yourselves? Or some lost souls with a near-pathological aversion to decent coffee, Brunswick St and objective journalism (as opposed to ignorant right-wing rants, sorry ‘opinion pieces’ in the Woodstock-and-cola sipping Bogan Bugle that is the Herald-Sun)?

It does seem awfully cowardly to sling absurdly slanderous tripe from the safety of your anonymity

16 07 2008

you sound like good people

21 09 2008
David Johansen

Still makes you look like a bunch of knobhead cowards though; not that you needed the help. Don’t suppose the “Latteologist” above would care to identify themselves, as JMcK asked?

Thanks David. So many people are preoccupied with my identity. Wow! I am flattered. But why do you care? Maybe you want to find out where I live and put a turd into my letterbox, or call me “knobhead coward” to my face?

Sorry, David, I am going to have to disappoint you. My identity is none of your business and judging by the vitriol coming to me from the more “tolerant and enlightened” part of the community it’s better stay that way. You are free to make constructive comments to any of my posts though. I welcome debate but you have to do better than the above juvenile abuse.

Sincerely yours,


25 09 2008
David Johansen

Ok, so it’s acceptible for you to sling your own brand of sneering at your targets, but your own identity is apparently sacred. How very convenient. I’m not dissappointed; quite the opposite, I’m satisfied that my prediction was entirely accurate. You can attempt to intellectualise your decision in many paragraphs, but at the end of the day it’s cowardly.

By the way, exactly who are you quoting when you say “tolerant and enlightened” in quotation marks? Surely such a champion of the the art of debating wouldn’t invent a quote from nowhere, would they? I don’t have the arrogance to consider myself either of these, however your website seems to suggest you have a superior knowledge – who could possibly be more tolerant and enlightened than the nameless blogger?

Thanks David,

I wasn’t quoting anyone. I used quotation marks to indicate that those who generally consider themselves morally and educationally superior to the great unwashed are anything but tolerant and enlightened. I didn’t mean yourself in particular, so don’t take it personally.

Yet again, you are welcome to debate the points raised in my posts. That would be a lot more exciting than my identity.

25 11 2008

I’ve stumbled upon your blog while doing research for a term paper in my War & Society in America class. I must say, I love it. I’ve read through several posts and am entertained, enlightened, and left wanting more. I will definitely be back.

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