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25 more ideas for Tony Abbott

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

  Following on from our 75 ideas in the last edition, John Roskam, James Paterson and Chris Berg offer 25 more ideas to reshape Australia. 76 Have State Premiers appoint High Court justices 77 Allow ministers to be appointed...

A roadmap to peace in the war on drugs

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Michael Keane

The war on drugs has been raging for decades. Tens of millions of lives have been lost or ruined. Because both the effect of the drugs and the effect of criminalisation have contributed to the toll, both prohibitionists and those for...

Power and the years of LBJ

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Scott Ryan

There is almost a cult amongst readers of political history and biography: those who count down the years until the release of the next volume of Robert Caro's totemic biography of Lyndon Johnson. Commencing with The Path to Power in 1982,...

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

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