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A history of scientific alarms

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Kesten Green

Dr Kesten Green lists the 20 most unscientific scares. There is a long and dismal history of alarming forecasts that were literally too bad to be true. But many people believed these predictions that human actions would harm the environment and...

Ideology, not science

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Michael Keane

The notion that freedom can be usurped under the guise of public health arouses great antipathy in many; often expressed as a frustration with the Nanny State. However, many also feel compelled to accept the advice of vocal public health advocates...

The assault on freedom of speech

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

In the first editorial of the earliest independent newspaper The Australian (no relation to the current iteration), barrister turned media proprietor Robert Wardell wrote that: ‘A free press is the most legitimate, and, at the same time, the...

Libertarian escapism

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ben Hourigan

Are you depressed by smoking cigarettes from a brown packet? Upset that the cops gave your teenage daughter a fine for not wearing a bike helmet? Try television! Its new, gentler formula is designed to ease the indigestion that comes from...

Bourgeois Dignity

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Thanks in part to the intellec­tual emergence of a modern Malthusianism, much of the popular narrative on the hu­man condition, including in the West, is presented in highly pessimistic tones. As the argument goes, a fragile, rocky outpost...

The Outsider

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tony Barry

He seems like the ultimate political insider. Influential and prolific; with a regular syndicated column in the nation's largest selling daily newspapers, television and radio segments, and a blog that receives two million hits a month. But in...

China under Mao - What we know now and what we should have known then

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg and Sabine Wolff

There's no longer an excuse for any illusions about the horrors of China under Mao Zedong.  Frank Dikötter, Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and Professor of the Modern History of China at the...

Better safe?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alexander Deane

At the beginning of 2010, the British and US governments approved the introduction of body scanners at international airports. In both cases, the impetus behind their implementation was the case of Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to...

Why we love Mad Men

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Anderson

From the garden of eden to Mad Max

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew McIntyre

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