Recent publications in IPA Review article

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The end of history

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Stephanie Forrest

In 1993, after the passing of Laurie R. Gardiner - a historian and lecturer at the University of Melbourne - his friends, family, and former colleagues established an academic prize in his honour. The prize, the trust record says, was to be...

The colonialist charge

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

English historian Catherine Hall had a specific political purpose in writing this book. In the aftermath of 9/11, she strongly opposed the Blair Government's decision to participate in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was particularly...

Aunty out of control

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

There's only one way to fix the ABC, and that is by privatising it. Everything else is window dressing. If the ABC wants to be reformed, they are doing everything in their power to make it happen. Since the election of the Abbott government, it is...

The battle over cheap energy in the third world

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Brendan Pearson

The American literary critic Lionel Trilling once sounded a warning about the risks of the ‘preening moral righteousness' that is relevant to many of today's environmental campaigners and the complaisant international aid bodies influenced...

The Cyberbullying moral panic

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg and Simon Breheny

Bullying among children is a serious problem. At its tragic worst it can lead to suicide. But it is a serious social problem, not a technological one. Earlier this year, the Coalition government released a discussion paper ‘Enhancing Online...

Bigger. Better. Cheaper

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla 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...

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