John Shipp

The Monet Dilemma
5 December 2012

The Monet Dilemma

This article from the December 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the North Australia Project at the IPA, John Shipp. The Vision of the Anointed by Thomas Sowell is a well-argued book by a conservative American underappreciated by Australian audiences. Subtitled ‘Self-Congratulation as the Basis for Social Policy’, it explains how society’s ‘anointed’ manufacture perceptions of
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The Population Conundrum
10 October 2012

The Population Conundrum

This article from the October 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the North Australia Project at the IPA, John Shipp. The false dichotomy offered in the title of Ian Lowe’s book Bigger or Better: Australia’s population debate hints at the one-sided polemic contained within. Lowe puts a forthright case for ‘stabilising’ Australia’s population at or near current
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Religion and Politics
13 August 2012

Religion and Politics

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the North Australia Project at the IPA, John Shipp. Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen studies the most fundamental question of both ancient and modern political philosophy: should political authority be based on the claims of revelation or reason, Jerusalem or Athens? Cowen considers a morality based
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Demystifying China
20 April 2012

Demystifying China

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the North Australia Project at the IPA, John Shipp. The ‘fundamental shift in the structure of the international system’ brought about by the resurgence of China is a familiar story. An occasionally neglected part of this story is that such a state of affairs was
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