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The essence of successful nations

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Lydia Bevege

Tolstoy famously wrote that while happy families are all alike, unhappy families are uniquely unhappy in their own way. In their latest book, MIT economist Daron Acemoglu and Harvard political scientist James Robinson have found the Russian...

Why capitalism is awesome

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Each year the glossy business magazine FastCompany releases a list of what it considers to be the ‘World's 50 most innovative companies'. This list is populated much as you would expect. In 2012, the leader is Apple, followed by Facebook,...

The end of money as we know it

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

The Western world's post global financial crisis stagnation has shaken faith in the idea that central banking and monetary policy activism can resuscitate sick economies back to life. This has been reinforced by the fact that controversial...

End the Nanny State to win

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

As the polls plunge and a tide of sleaze threatens the government, Labor has responded with a storm of class war rhetoric unseen in decades. The prime minister has declared the next election will be about ‘whether you stand for the...

Build them now

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

Dams have been off the policy agenda in Australia for at least the last two decades. In fear of a backlash from green groups, governments at state and federal levels have avoided the topic, refused even to consider dams as an option and generally...

Be like Gough: 75 radical ideas to transform Australia

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam, James Paterson and Chris Berg

If Tony Abbott wants to leave a lasting impact - and secure his place in history - he needs to take his inspiration from Australia's most left-wing prime minister. No prime minister changed Australia more than Gough Whitlam. The key is that he did...

Freedom films we missed

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

The market works

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

‘If you are offered free fruit and vegetables at the market, you know they will be rotten. If you want fresh produce, then you have to pay for it.' This observation from a Kenyan mother describes in a nutshell why millions of parents in...

Class in America

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

One of the great strengths of American society has been its social mobility. But according to the American Enterprise Institute's Charles Murray, that social mobility and the connection between average Americans and a new uber-intellectual and...

The totalitarian urge to censor

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Jennifer Oriel

Like many a journalist past, Nick Cohen has raised the battle flag against censors. The reason is simple; people who love language should never salute its executioners. Five-time author and resolute liberal, Cohen hedges his bets by writing for...

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