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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...

Tim Flannery: climate prophet

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

'I wake up in the morning thinking there are lots of times when people have woken up feeling like this, like the Old Testament prophets.' That's Tim Flannery, Julia Gillard's hand-picked Climate Change Commissioner, or preacher-in-chief, if you...

Showdown in Wisconsin

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Mikayla Novak

The Midwestern US state of Wisconsin, home to long winters, strange delicacies such as fish boils, and sporting teams such as the Green Bay Packers, seems a strange epicentre for one of the great public policy battles of today: how to rein in...

The Biggest Loser is the Nanny State

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

The recently concluded reality TV show, The Biggest Loser, contains some surprising lessons for public policy. Of all the reality television shows bombarding us, The Biggest Loser best combines entertainment with the spectacle of social...

Taxi mess an old, stubborn failure of government

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

The complaints are endless. The taxi driver didn't know the way; the taxi driver did not speak English; the taxi was dirty; the fare was too high: and, if it was after the office Christmas party on a Friday night in December, there was no cab at...

Bourgeois Dignity

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr 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...

Identity crisis

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tom Switzer

IPA Review, June 2011 These are dark days for the Australian Labor Party. Its consistently bad opinion polls-the party's primary vote hovers in the early 30s-is but one of the symptoms of its seemingly incurable malaise. Just under a year ago,...

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...

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