People & associates

John Roskam

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Politics needs more ideology, not less

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 4th October, 2013

It says a great deal about modern-day democracy in Australia and America that some politicians now think they can insult another politician by...

Nothing to lose but your shibboleths

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 20th September, 2013

In the Book of Judges in the Bible there's the story of a battle between the Israelites from two different tribes, the Gileadites and the...

Abbott will win support for reform

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 6th September, 2013

On Saturday night it will be obvious by how much the country's media and political class have underestimated Tony Abbott. It will also be obvious...

The 'shut up' that spoke volumes

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 23rd August, 2013

In 1980 during a US election debate, the challenger Ronald Reagan quipped to the president, Jimmy Carter, "There you go again". It summed up...

The blame lies with past policies

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 9th August, 2013

This week, after the Reserve Bank cut interest rates to their lowest level in half a century, Treasurer Chris Bowen welcomed the decision and said...

Economic reality is too hard to sell

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 26th July, 2013

The next federal election, which now may not be until the end of September, will be the country's first "post-prosperity" election. It will be the...

Rudd may be riding the party rank-and-file tiger

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 12th July, 2013

If rank-and-file members of the Labor and Liberal parties have a say in choosing their parliamentary leaders, as Kevin Rudd wants to have happen in...

Gillard too quick to turn to the law

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 28th June, 2013

Julia Gillard's ascension to the prime ministership was greeted with a degree of cautious optimism from quite a number of conservatives. As...

Security more than a matter of trust

Ideas & Liberty, Deregulation Unit and Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 14th June, 2013

Barack Obama could end up doing more for the cause of small government than Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek and the Tea Party put together. Last week's...

Answers to Australia's challenges are closer than London

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 31st May, 2013

If you think Julia Gillard's got problems, spare a thought for the British Prime Minister David Cameron. Ms Gillard only has to endure another 15...

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