Chris Berg

Adjunct Fellow

Chris Berg was a fellow and policy director with the Institute of Public Affairs between 2004 and 2017. He was an adjunct fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs between 2017 and 2020.
Visit his website at chrisberg.org

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 54: The Cracks in Our Ivory Towers
11 March 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 54: The Cracks in Our Ivory Towers

It’s the Looking Forward Podcast’s first special episode of 2020! This week our focus is on what’s wrong with our Universities, featuring special guest Dr Phil Magness from the American Institute for Economic Research and co-author of Cracks in the Ivory Tower. Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg, are joined by the IPA’s Dr Bella D’Abrera to discuss
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The Looking Forward Podcast Ep 53: Governments Fresh Out Of Ideas
4 March 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Ep 53: Governments Fresh Out Of Ideas

As COVID 19 tests key institutions like the WHO, the panel asks whether rate cuts and stimulus packages just further reveal that our central bankers and policy makers have no ideas what our economy really needs? (0:57-19:52) It’s the issue that made the IPA’s Evan Mulholland Twitter famous, so is the push for four-bins recycling and plastics obsessions scheme pushing
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 52 – Sanders: Back To The Future!
26 February 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 52 – Sanders: Back To The Future!

Scott Morrison’s religious freedom bill has been labelled confusing, inappropriate, unfair and unloved; so is it finally dead? (1:34-20:07) When Bernie Sanders has a lock on the Democrat nomination, is his support for Castro’s Cuba just the tip of a communist iceberg ? (20:07-34:10) Looking Forward was at the Senate inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy, and asks if the High
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 51: What Drove Holden Away?
19 February 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 51: What Drove Holden Away?

What does the demise of Holden say about tariff protection and perennial dreams of a domestic manufacturing base? (1:53-25:40) What is the future of Australian identity now that the High Court has decided to make a third category of Australian? (25:40-45:43) Boris Johnson’s Government is looking at taking the BBC to a subscription model, so why not with the ABC
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Looking Forward Episode 50: The High Court And Third Class Australians
12 February 2020

Looking Forward Episode 50: The High Court And Third Class Australians

  How does the wreckage left by the High Court’s decision to create a new category of Australian affect our nation’s political and social future? (2:20-22:33) In the new age of money, what are the consequences of a digital currency amidst a public backlash over cash bans? (22:33-36:57) The MAdE Establishment group of George Calombaris has gone under taking 400
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 49: Freedoms Lost As Unelected Bureaucrats Unleashed
5 February 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 49: Freedoms Lost As Unelected Bureaucrats Unleashed

This week the panel tackles the latest victories for unelected bureaucrats, as Bridget McKenzie takes a hit for the sin of ignoring Departmental advice, and the failed Foreign Interference laws licence snooping and partisan point scoring. Meanwhile the panel wonders how the federal government comes to be funding footy club change rooms in the first place (federalism anybody)? (1:50-10:55) And
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The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 48: Sir Roger Scruton and the Truth in Conservatism
30 January 2020

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 48: Sir Roger Scruton and the Truth in Conservatism

The Looking Forward Podcast welcomes the new year with the first show of 2020! In the Books and Culture segment the panel discusses the legacy of the late great British Conservative Philosopher, Sir Roger Scruton, who addressed a symposium of the IPA’s Foundations of Western Civilisation Program in 2014. Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by
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Automating The Big State Will Need More Than Computers
20 December 2019

Automating The Big State Will Need More Than Computers

Robodebt – the automated Centrelink debt issuance program that was found invalid by a federal court last month – is not just an embarrassment for the government. It is the first truly twenty-first century administrative policy debacle. Australian governments and regulators increasingly want to automate public administrative processes and regulatory compliance, taking advantage of new generations of technologies like artificial
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The Looking Forward Podcast Christmas Special – The IPA’s Great Books for The Summer Break Part 2
18 December 2019

The Looking Forward Podcast Christmas Special – The IPA’s Great Books for The Summer Break Part 2

This week continues The Looking Forward Podcast’s Christmas Special! IPA staff discuss their favourite books of the year with Chris and Scott, giving the titles you cannot miss. Today’s podcast features Zachary Gorman and Renee Gorman as they discuss The American Counter Revolution (3:06-20:52) and The Madness of Crowds (20:52-33:02), followed by Gideon Rozner and Daniel Wild on Corkscrewed (33:41-44:22)
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The Looking Forward Podcast Christmas Special – The IPA’s Great Books for The Summer Break Part 1
12 December 2019

The Looking Forward Podcast Christmas Special – The IPA’s Great Books for The Summer Break Part 1

  It’s The Looking Forward Podcast’s Christmas special! For the next two weeks IPA staff will be sharing their must-read book recommendations of the year for your summer reading with Chris and Scott. Today’s podcast has Andrew Bushnell and Dr Bella d’Abrera discuss Madame Bovary and Serotonin (1:46-25:08), followed by James Bolt and Peter Gregory on Catch & Kill and
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