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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

Turning up the heat on climate change alarmists

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam

In February this year, Penny Wong, the then climate change minister said: ‘Globally, 14 of the 15 warmest years on record occurred between 1995 and 2009' and she argued that the Bureau of Meteorology had concluded that ‘2009 was the...

The rise and rise of the Tea Party

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

When Barack Obama won the White House and his Democratic Party increased its majorities in both houses of Congress in 2008, the conventional wisdom pointed to a political realignment in the United States. Conservatism, which had shaped much of...

From the garden of eden to Mad Max

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Andrew McIntyre

Voluntary voting

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Paterson

Research conducted by Newspoll for the Institute of Public Affairs indicates that there is only moderate community support for a change to voluntary voting, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be seriously considered. The poll, which was conducted...

The post-hope Prime Minister

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tony Barry

President Obama and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd both catapulted to power principally by harnessing the politics of hope. But, as recent events have shown, in politics, hope can turn to hopeless pretty quickly. Politicians who try to tap into...

Inside the hermit kingdom

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

Sometimes it's the simplest things that cause the most brilliant epiphanies. Think Newton and the apple. Despite a lifetime of propaganda and indoctrination, for many North Koreans their view of the world can change almost overnight. For one...

Does more equal really mean all better?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

The criticisms of market capitalism have changed over the past two centuries. The writings of Marx and Engels in the nineteenth century emphasised that the private ownership of the means of production benefited the bourgeoisie at the expense of...

Kevin Rudd's darkest days

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Sinclair Davidson

Kevin Rudd spent a fair amount of his intellectual capacity drubbing Friedrich von Hayek. Two major speeches given to the Centre for Independent Studies put the boot into Hayek who had also featured prominently in Ruddite essays deploring free...

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