Recent publications in IPA Review article

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Bigger. Better. Cheaper

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Julie Novak

In October every year a group of non-profits and social reformers commemorate ‘Anti-Poverty Week', to raise awareness of poverty in Australia. This year Tim Costello labelled Australia as ‘a land of paradox, and one of the enduring...

Scrap the National Curriculum

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Stephanie Forrest

The education minister Christopher Pyne has promised to review the Gillard Government's National History Curriculum. But the curriculum doesn't need to be reviewed. It needs to be scrapped. The hostility towards the legacy of Western Civilisation...

The Dirty Dozen

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

A great idea can change the world. But so can a terrible one. And all ideas need their advocates. In this list we've chosen the dirty dozen of Australian opponents of freedom: the most energetic, aggressive, influential, and outright offensive...

How entrepreneurs fuel creative destruction

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dom Talimanidis

In 1983, Peter Drucker wrote ‘it is [Joseph] Schumpeter who will shape the thinking and inform the questions on economic policy for the rest of this century, if not the next thirty or fifty years.' George Gilder would agree. Gilder is one of...

The heavy cost of renewable energy requirements

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

The carbon tax was the tombstone of the ALP's 2013 election policy platform. But it is only one of a family of measures providing nutrition for the crusade by numerous scientists, officials, university lecturers and renewable energy installers...

Taking freedom seriously

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Julie Novak

One of the great legacies of Western Civilisation has been the emergence of the philosophical doctrine of liberalism (sometimes referred to today as libertarianism). The evolution of the key philosophical themes of liberalism, warts and all, is...

Competition in Climate Science

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

The classical liberal, like the ordinary Australian, has a general aversion to revolutionary change. This is justified in the spheres of politics and economics. When it comes to science, however, history shows that it is principally through...

Climate Change - In Search of a Signal

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Stewart Franks

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the science of climate change is the lack of any real substance in attempts to justify the hypothesis. Often the occurrence of a drought or flood is sufficient to generate a whole range of expert speculation...

A Conservative Titan

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

British Conservative MP Jesse Norman has written an excellent book about Edmund Burke. It is a book in two parts, the first a reasonably straightforward biography of the subject and the second an analysis of his ideas, with a diversion into...

How the left corrupted human rights

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Simon Breheny

In May 2011, a United Nations Special Rapporteur declared that people had a human right to internet access. It seems absurd to argue that such a right exists but it is the logical progression of the corrupting influence of leftist ideology on the...

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