Book Reviews

Conventional Wisdom
13 August 2012

Conventional Wisdom

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Researcher with the IPA, James Bolt. With the federal government finally forecasting Australia’s first surplus since the global financial crisis (GFC) hit, it is interesting to look back at how we came out of the catastrophe relatively strongly. While Wayne Swan’s surplus may rely on some dubious
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Class in America
13 August 2012

Class in America

IPA Review- August 2012

This article from the August 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of Climate Policy and the Free Trade and Intellectual Property units at the IPA, Tim Wilson. One of the great strengths of American society has been its social mobility. But according to the American Enterprise Institute’s Charles Murray, that social mobility and the connection between average
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Howard’s Fault?
20 April 2012

Howard’s Fault?

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Richard Allsop. The Slap is full of swearing. As Danielle Williams, the Book Club Leader at the Sydney Writers’ Centre, advised potential readers ‘if you’re easily offended by swearing (and real swearing!) then this isn’t for you’. She explained that most of
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The Debate Rages On
20 April 2012

The Debate Rages On

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of Climate Change Policy and the IP and Free Trade Unit at the IPA, Tim Wilson. Following on from his earlier bestseller, professor Ian Plimer has continued his substantial contribution to climate change scepticism through ‘How to Get Expelled From School: A Guide to Climate Change
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Are Christianity and Capitalism Compatible?
20 April 2012

Are Christianity and Capitalism Compatible?

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Melbourne based writer, Sam Hearne. Can a good Christian be an entrepreneur? Christians have long debated what constitutes a moral economy and what is the role of the state and the individual. There have been many lay participants in this debate including Dorothy Day, Bob Santamaria to
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Demystifying China
20 April 2012

Demystifying China

IPA Review- April 2012

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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Left Wing Panics
20 April 2012

Left Wing Panics

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Chris Berg. David Marr’s new book, Panic, has a thesis that I am predisposed to like. He argues that Australia’s political culture is dangerously susceptible to outbreaks of hysterical fear. Yet he is more correct than even he is willing to acknowledge. Marr
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French Freedom Fighters?
19 April 2012

French Freedom Fighters?

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Julie Novak. In many ways France is a representative case for much of what is wrong with the European model of economic development. With a willing embrace of welfare statism at home and a compliant attitude towards European regulations encroaching into its
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An Economists’ Guide To Life
19 April 2012

An Economists’ Guide To Life

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Executive Director of the IPA, John Roskam. If Ian Harper had been American instead of an Australian, and if he been a professor at the University of Chicago instead of the Melbourne Business School, Economics for Life would have been a hit on The New York Times
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