Recent publications in IPA Review article

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Net neutrality is techno socialism

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

Net neutrality is a grab-bag of cartoonish anti-corporate populism. The introduction of net neutrality rules by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in late February is a threat to the freedom of the internet and its capacity for...

American Sniper

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

A boy stumbles towards a group of US marines. Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper) watches him from above. The boy is holding something in a cloth, but Kyle cannot see what it is. The cloth comes loose momentarily and Kyle sees the boy's grenade....

Freedom Works

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Patrick Hannaford

There are certain political leaders who take on an almost mythical stature. Ronald Reagan is one such leader. For many free market advocates, Reagan has become synonymous with the ideas of individual freedom, economic prosperity, and American...

Federal-State relations reform shouldn't be about raising tax levels

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Peter Hendy

In the United States they say that the states are the ‘laboratories of democracy'. What they mean is that a federal system, made up of a separate national government and numerous regional (state) governments, provides the opportunity for...

Healthy competition is good for children

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Hannah Pandel

‘It doesn't matter whether you win or lose, only that you tried and did your best.' This is often said to help children come to terms with suffering a defeat of some sort. In fact, this valuable lesson only applies where competition exists....

Paying your way

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Sinclair Davidson

In the May 2014 budget, the Abbott government proposed a ‘radical' reform package of the Australian university system. If it were implemented, domestic students would have to pay a greater share of the costs of their own education. Judging...

Free market solution to indigenous poverty

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

It is easy to be depressed by Indigenous disadvantage in Australia. On average, non- Indigenous Australians live ten years longer than Indigenous Australians. Only 30 per cent of Indigenous adults in remote areas are employed. Worst of all,...

When the going gets tough, the losers get lobbying

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

In the world of innovation, 3D printing is a new kid on the block. What isn't quite so certain is just how deeply 3D printing's impact will be on other industries, and who stands to lose from its development. Its potential is so extraordinary that...

The fall of literature

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Stephanie Forrest

Until the 1970s, it was expected that Australian students should read classic literature over the course of several years at school. Since then, the classics have increasingly been pushed out of curricula, with many of them crudely dismissed by...

The rise of America's populist progressivism

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tom Switzer

She is the rising star of the left, who attracts rock-star receptions at standing-room-only campaign rallies across the United States. She gives fiery sermons for economic populism and social progressivism. She blasts banks and big business, and...

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