IPA Review- August 2013

Book Reviews


Julie Novak

The True Costs Of National Debt

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Senior Fellow at the IPA, Dr Julie Novak. Among the estimated 3.5 billion websites around the world, there is one that is almost guaranteed to keep adults lying awake at night and force horrified children to run for cover. It is the global public sector debt clock
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James Bolt

Free Market Misunderstood

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Researcher at the IPA, James Bolt. If you only looked at the Occupy movement as a collection of angry, naive university students and yuppie bloggers, then you probably missed the true message of the movement. Don’t feel bad if you missed it, the recorded minutes of Occupy
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Kyle Kutasi

An Austere President

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Perth-based writer, Kyle Kutasi. It’s a well-worn cliché that those who do not learn the lessons from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. If the wrong lessons are drawn from previous events, then such mistakes are a certainty. It is therefore regrettable for us all that
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Jason Potts

Capitalism’s Enemy: Cronyism

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Adjunct Fellow at the IPA and Associate Professor in Economics at RMIT University, Jason Potts. Randy Holcombe is a professor of public finance and public policy at Florida State University and a scholar in the style of the James Buchanan school of Public Choice economics. Holcombe was
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John Roskam

An Australian Ruling Class

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Executive Director of the IPA, John Roskam. In 1964 Donald Horne’s The Lucky Country was published. Horne had one basic argument—‘Australia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.’ By the mid-1960s an emerging class of tertiary-educated professionals found a lot to
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Richard Allsop

Gough Was No Messiah

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Research Fellow at the IPA, Richard Allsop. Two volumes on one of the nation’s most controversial prime ministers should be a landmark event in Australia’s political historiography. Unfortunately, Jenny Hocking’s second volume, appearing some four years after the first, completes a disappointing double. When it was published
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