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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...

Taking freedom seriously

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

One of the great legacies of Western Civilisation has been the emergence of the philosophical doctrine of liberalism (sometimes referred to today as libertarianism). The evolution of the key philosophical themes of liberalism, warts and all, is...

Competition in Climate Science

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

The classical liberal, like the ordinary Australian, has a general aversion to revolutionary change. This is justified in the spheres of politics and economics. When it comes to science, however, history shows that it is principally through...

Climate Change - In Search of a Signal

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Stewart Franks

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the science of climate change is the lack of any real substance in attempts to justify the hypothesis. Often the occurrence of a drought or flood is sufficient to generate a whole range of expert speculation...

A Conservative Titan

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

British Conservative MP Jesse Norman has written an excellent book about Edmund Burke. It is a book in two parts, the first a reasonably straightforward biography of the subject and the second an analysis of his ideas, with a diversion into...

How the left corrupted human rights

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Simon Breheny

In May 2011, a United Nations Special Rapporteur declared that people had a human right to internet access. It seems absurd to argue that such a right exists but it is the logical progression of the corrupting influence of leftist ideology on the...

Dawn of a new class

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Lydia Bevege

We can thank Charles Dickens for the way the term ‘Industrial Revolution' brings to mind the image of a grimy-faced Oliver Twist or a hungry David Copperfield roaming the mean, dirty streets of London. In fact, Dickens' portrayal of the...

Dangerous Ethics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

Following the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse in April which claimed over 1100 lives, western retailers who source their garments from Bangladesh have been the subject of public vitriol. This is misguided. These companies have been a part of...

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