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Healthy competition is good for children

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

‘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

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...

2015 literature course

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

This year's course has been amended to reflect both the literary and emotional needs of our students. If the piece of literature requires it, we will warn people about possible psychological harms they might suffer from reading the book. Such...

The Missing Foundation of Development: Individual Rights

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

The major contribution of William Easterly's new book, The Tyranny of Experts released in March this year, is that individual rights for the poor isn't just the most effective path to development for poverty stricken countries. It's that...

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...

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