Recent publications in IPA Review article

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Civil liberties under fire

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

Attacks on individual freedom in Australia over the past few years have occurred in some unexpected places. Take, for instance, the unprecedented assault on civil liberties we have seen in Australia in recent years. Both the left and right of...

False dawn: the Arab Spring

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Daniel Mandel

In a sense, the so-called Arab Spring can be said to have begun on 26 December 2010 in the Tunisian hinterland township of Sidi Bouzid, where a 26-year-old impoverished vegetable seller and father of eight, Mohamed Bouazizi, immolated himself in...

The Chinese capitalist miracle

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

The Chinese economic miracle is the latest and most comprehensive success story since the end of World War II. Veteran economists Ronald Coase and Ning Wang explain how in the space of three decades one of the world's poorest countries became the...

David Cameron's radical idea

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

For all the criticism it has received, the Cameron government in Britain has undertaken at least one transformative and visionary reform since its inception. That is, the introduction of free schools in the British education system overseen...

Tax reform = growth

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Rory Meakin

Australia's tax system has its problems. Too complicated, too many special allowances and specific taxes, and too much money drained out of the pockets of working Australians. But things could be worse. Australia could have the British tax system,...

17 radical savings

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Lyons

If Tony Abbott is to win office at the next federal election in 2013 he has a massive savings task ahead of him. Despite Wayne Swan's insistence that a ‘wafer-thin' surplus will be achieved in the 2013-2014 budget, Australia will still be in...

25 more ideas for Tony Abbott

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam, James Paterson and Chris Berg

  Following on from our 75 ideas in the last edition, John Roskam, James Paterson and Chris Berg offer 25 more ideas to reshape Australia. 76 Have State Premiers appoint High Court justices 77 Allow ministers to be appointed...

A roadmap to peace in the war on drugs

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Michael Keane

The war on drugs has been raging for decades. Tens of millions of lives have been lost or ruined. Because both the effect of the drugs and the effect of criminalisation have contributed to the toll, both prohibitionists and those for...

Power and the years of LBJ

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Scott Ryan

There is almost a cult amongst readers of political history and biography: those who count down the years until the release of the next volume of Robert Caro's totemic biography of Lyndon Johnson. Commencing with The Path to Power in 1982,...

The essence of successful nations

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Lydia Bevege

Tolstoy famously wrote that while happy families are all alike, unhappy families are uniquely unhappy in their own way. In their latest book, MIT economist Daron Acemoglu and Harvard political scientist James Robinson have found the Russian...

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