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STRANGE TIMES: Never fear, entrepreneurs - the government is here to help

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

Whilst browsing through the website of a prominent British magazine the other day, my eyes were drawn to an advertisement which loudly proclaimed, ‘New Government Support for Young Entrepreneurs'. ‘Oh terrific', I thought to myself,...

The future is bright

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Hugh Tobin

Over-population, food shortages and an environment on the brink of collapse. It's easy to be pessimistic about the world's future. This is why it is a relief to find that there are some scientists who still believe that the world might not be on...

Why the free market produces the best art

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

Art is for consumption, and when it is designed with the audience in mind it provides a feast. And a cultural feast has been provided by Tasmania's privately run and owned gallery-the Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA. MONA's collection is one of...

An Austere President

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Kyle Kutasi

It's a well-worn cliché that those who do not learn the lessons from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. If the wrong lessons are drawn from previous events, then such mistakes are a certainty. It is therefore regrettable for us all...

The far-left history of the Australian Greens

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

A paradox lies at the very heart of the Greens. ‘The first Green Party anywhere in the world began in Australia in 1972, the United Tasmania Group, which grew out of pioneering Australian environmental campaigns,' the official creation story...

Margaret Thatcher. A tribute to Britain's great leader

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Only twice in my years as a Liberal Student at Melbourne University was I physically attacked. It says something about the Left's visceral and irrational hatred of Margaret Thatcher that one of these assaults was prompted by my celebrating...

An Australian ruling class?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam

In 1964 Donald Horne's The Lucky Country was published. Horne had one basic argument-‘Australia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.' By the mid-1960s an emerging class of tertiary-educated professionals...

When Everything Was Going Wrong: Britain in the Seventies

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Almost everything in 1970s Britain seemed to be failing. Its industrial economy was in steep decline, crippled by strikes and excessive wage demands. Inflation peaked at over 30 per cent and unemployment reached its highest level since the War....

Time to dump costly parental leave scheme

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alex Hawke

In 1975, Malcolm Fraser's Liberal government had the largest parliamentary majority in Australian history. The story is now well known: Gough Whitlam oversaw a massive expansion of the public sector, increasing government spending by more than 40...

A tribute to James Buchanan

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Last month one of the iconic figures of twentieth century classical liberalism, James McGill Buchanan, passed away aged 93. Buchanan has been rightly credited for his leading role in forging the ‘public choice' approach to political...

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