James Bolt

Peter Ridd Should’ve Questioned The Straw Research
24 May 2018

Peter Ridd Should’ve Questioned The Straw Research

If you thought Australia’s declining entrepreneurship rate was bad enough on its own merits, look at the international comparisons: That’s from Demographics and Entrepreneurship: Mitigating the Effects of an Aging Population, a new book by Canada’s Fraser Institute in collaboration with the IPA. Download a free copy of the book here. You can also read our report Australia’s Entrepreneurship Crisis and Three Ways to Fix
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The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 60 with Mark Bauerlein & Gideon Rozner
18 May 2018

The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 60 with Mark Bauerlein & Gideon Rozner

This week James and Pete talk the Royal Wedding (kind of), the ongoing saga of ABC cuts and Spotify’s campaign against “hateful music”. We talk to Professor Mark Bauerlein from Emory University about his recent article on the disappearance of great books from universities and how identity politics is destroying the teaching of literature (10:13-32:48). We also talk to IPA
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The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 59 with Senator James Paterson & Daniel Wild
11 May 2018

The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 59 with Senator James Paterson & Daniel Wild

This week James and Pete recap the budget and the ABC cuts that weren’t, the near death of press freedom in Britain and the return of the citizenship scandal in federal politics. We talk to Senator James Paterson about the budget, the libertarian moment happening in the US and the secret to a politician’s high-vis vest & hard hat photoshoot
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The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 58 with Andrew Bolt & Georgina Downer
4 May 2018

The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 58 with Andrew Bolt & Georgina Downer

This week James and Pete discuss next week’s federal budget, Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday and the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. We talk to Herald Sun columnist and Sky News presenter Andrew Bolt about Marx, Kanye and whether liberals and conservatives can become a Hollywood force (11:56-34:39). We also talk to IPA Research Fellow Georgina Downer about what she wants out
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The Avengers Should Fight Karl Marx
3 May 2018

The Avengers Should Fight Karl Marx

There are a lot of problems the federal budget needs to fix next week, but this is the most important: Last year’s budget signalled that the era of economic liberalism in Australia was “drawing to a close” said John Roskam. To hear what John thinks about this year’s budget, tune into Outsiders on Sky News on Tuesday night. Simon Breheny and Daniel Wild will be going
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The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 57 with Simon Breheny, Professor Robert Tombs & Tim Andrews
27 April 2018

The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 57 with Simon Breheny, Professor Robert Tombs & Tim Andrews

This week James and Pete discuss the Royal Commission into the banks, Kanye West’s big week on Twitter and two free speech cases in Britain. We talk to IPA Policy Director Simon Breheny to get his views on the major stories of the week and his appearance before a Senate inquiry on corporate tax (14:10-33:11). We play a bonus clip
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The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 56 with Andrew Bushnell & Professor Robert Tombs (Part 3)
20 April 2018

The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 56 with Andrew Bushnell & Professor Robert Tombs (Part 3)

This week James and Pete talk the anniversary that has the whole nation talking, the latest with Sam Rahim, the hot water than Sean Hannity is in, the ACTU’s call to increase the minimum wage and the reason you should watch Q&A next week. We talk to Andrew Bushnell about his new PhD and what he makes of the big
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The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 55 with Dr Chris Berg & Professor Robert Tombs (Part 2)
13 April 2018

The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 55 with Dr Chris Berg & Professor Robert Tombs (Part 2)

This week James and Pete talk the IPA’s new report into GST, the Andrews government giving $220m to the AFL, Paul Ryan resigning and the Sydney barber taken to the Human Rights Commission for not cutting a girl’s hair. We talk to Dr Chris Berg about his new essay in The Conversation about the state of libertarianism in Australia now
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Another Reason Why The AHRC Needs A Haircut
12 April 2018

Another Reason Why The AHRC Needs A Haircut

If you’re in New South Wales or Western Australia, look away now. This is how GST revenue has been redistributed since it was introduced: That’s from Morgan Begg’s report Time to End GST Redistribution: 2018 Update, released today. Read The West Australian’s coverage here. This morning Paul Ryan announced he is quitting Congress in 2019. Nick Gillespie in Reason said this is good news for libertarians considering Ryan
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The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 54 with Professor Robert Tombs (Part 1) & Morgan Begg
6 April 2018

The Young IPA Podcast – Episode 54 with Professor Robert Tombs (Part 1) & Morgan Begg

This week James and Pete talk about last week’s interview with PragerU founder Dennis Prager, the Monash Forum, the Greens’ push for a Universal Basic Income and the ALRC’s report into Indigenous incarceration rates. We play part one of Dr Bella d’Abrera’s interview with Professor Robert Tombs, who recently toured Australia with the IPA, on what Western Civilisation means to
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