Editorial

Let the Truth Be Told
1 December 2018

Let the Truth Be Told

IPA Review- December 2018

All the time we see Governments identifying problems and then coming up with really dumb solutions. More often though, the problem being addressed either has or is being solved, or its dimensions are wildly exaggerated. A cluster of problems the left obsesses about fall into these categories: poor people getting poorer, inequality getting worse, the ‘developing world’ being left behind
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A Culture War And Peace
1 October 2018

A Culture War And Peace

IPA Review – October 2018

In August 2018 Scott Morrison replaced Malcom Turnbull as Prime Minister, and in September Herald-Sun cartoonist Mark Knight sparked an international media storm with his caricature of tennis great, Serena Williams. Only time will tell which was the more significant for the future of the country. A leadership spill is a high-stakes game, which makes it a little bit like
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Revolt of the Celebrities
10 August 2018

Revolt of the Celebrities

IPA Review – August 2018

EDITORIAL It was an interesting process that led to Kanye West gracing the cover of the August 2018 IPA Review, a publication not previously noted for its coverage of rap artists. IPA Research Fellow Morgan Begg started us down the road when he penned a review of the latest book by the always interesting creator of Dilbert, Scott Adams, who was
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The courage to say no
23 May 2018

The courage to say no

IPA Review – May 2018

In this edition of the IPA Review we feature and salute two extraordinary individuals, two men who have a taken a stand against an apparent consensus, at significant risk to their careers, reputations, and most definitely any hopes they may have had of a quiet life. Those of us deeply concerned by the dominance of progressivism and identity politics in
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Understanding The Deplorables
19 December 2017

Understanding The Deplorables

IPA Review- December 2017

As chattering classes around the world recoil in horror at the rise of ‘right-wing populism’, White Working Class provides useful insights into its causes. In it, Joan Williams—a left-of-centre Harvard law professor—takes an honest look at why the American ‘mainstream’ put its faith in Donald Trump. In doing so, she moves beyond the usual glib explanations—such as latent racism, or
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The Future of Reform
1 December 2017

The Future of Reform

IPA Review- December 2017

It wasn’t until late November this year that the federal government remembered its long-term promise to cut taxes. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a return to serious economic reform—it was a distraction from the ongoing citizenship saga. Indeed, through 2017 the government has not only failed to pursue reform, but has even failed to persuade voters that free market reform is possible.
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Righting Wrongs In America
10 October 2017

Righting Wrongs In America

IPA Review – October 2017

Across the United States, governments at all levels participated in the segregation and consequent impoverishment of African Americans. For 100 years, from the end of the Reconstruction period following the Civil War to the 1970s, federal, state, and county administrations discriminated against African Americans in housing and employment. The effects of this discrimination haunt the US to this day, and
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The Threat of Identity Politics
1 October 2017

The Threat of Identity Politics

IPA Review – October 2017

At the core of our liberal democracy is the understanding that we are all equal. The spread of identity politics across Australia and the West, however, directly undermines this by seeking different rules for different groups of people. Rather than advocating classical liberal institutions and norms, identity politics seeks to divide us into our religious, ethnic, and gender group identities.
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1 June 2017

Budget Leaves a Philisophical Deficit

IPA Review – June 2017

Once again, the Commonwealth budget enlarged the Commonwealth government. And once again we are predicted to grow our way into surplus, this time in 2020-21. But this year an economic miracle alone won’t be enough, so we have contradictory policy tinkering and big new tax hikes. In time, this budget may come to represent when a decades-long period of Australian
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Why We Don’t Want Another Joseph Chamberlain
1 June 2017

Why We Don’t Want Another Joseph Chamberlain

IPA Review – June 2017

Britain should be worried about Theresa May seeking political inspiration from Joseph Chamberlain, writes Richard Allsop. Nick Timothy, the former Chief of Staff to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, is a big fan of Joseph Chamberlain, a major British political figure of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Timothy’s old boss also got in on the act, praising Chamberlain
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