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John Roskam

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Free markets better than climate faith

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 30th January, 2015

It's entirely appropriate that a few weeks ago the Pope should talk about climate change. Climate change has after all become a matter of faith,...

Charlie challenges the Coalition

Freedom of Speech | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 16th January, 2015

Charlie Hebdo changes everything and nothing. The cover of the latest edition of the magazine features a caricature of Muhammad. That cover has...

The only real tax reform is lower tax

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 19th December, 2014

It is a myth that Australia is a low-tax country, because we're not. In fact we're on the verge of becoming a country with higher than average...

Relevance won Victoria for Labor

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 5th December, 2014

The reason the Coalition lost the Victorian state election was not because it wasn't left-wing enough. And it wasn't because of Tony Abbott. It was...

Why we can't shake off the cultural cringe

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 21st November, 2014

The phenomenon Arthur Phillips famously described as the "Australian cultural cringe" is alive and well. It was on display during the G20 meeting....

Abbott's big win in Washington DC

| John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 7th November, 2014

The results of the midterm elections in the United States on Tuesday are good for Australia and good for Tony Abbott. The Republicans gained...

Indigenous recognition will hand power to judges

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
The Australian 3rd November, 2014

Democracy in Decline is an important new book by James Allan, a law professor at the University of Queensland, published by Connor Court. In 2009,...

Abbott must learn from Whitlam

Ideas & Liberty | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 24th October, 2014

For a failed prime minister, Gough Whitlam was remarkably successful. In 2012, a year before the election of the Coalition government, the cover of...

Interest rate tweaks won't manufacture animal spirits

Economics & Deregulation | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 10th October, 2014

The economy is not a washing machine. To make it work you can't just press buttons and turn dials. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote in 2012 in...

Free speech only when approved

Freedom of Speech | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 26th September, 2014

The fondness of the Labor Party and the Greens for freedom of speech in Australia would be touching - if it wasn't so hypocritical. The debate over...

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