IPA Review- August 2016

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All of us interested in politics, and especially those who are thinking about a political career, need to decided what kind of politician we want to be. George Reid’s career raises many of the big issues, including one of the biggest: what if you... Read more

Ever wondered why coffee sometimes spills when you walk? What’s that? You’ve literally wondered that every waking second of your life? The endless pursuit of the truth has left you unemployable and you have found it impossible to maintain... Read more

 Critiquing the idealism of Marxist intellectuals reveals the failures of leftist thought since the mid-20th century, writes Scott Hargreaves To judge Roger Scruton by his demeanour and suitably tweedy appearance, it would be easy to assume he... Read more

 The failed use of cybernetics to save the Soviet command economy acts as a cautionary tale for building the future connected network, writes Daniel Wild The story of the failed attempt to save the Soviet command economy using cybernetics (the... Read more

Why are there certain times in history when so many geniuses inhabited the same city and changed the world together? Writes James Bolt On the 25th of January 1504 a meeting was held in Florence to decide where to display Michelangelo’s latest... Read more

 What historical events got the West to a position today where it can worry about patchy growth wihthin a material world of unprecedented riches? writes Mikayla Novak Patchy signs of economic recovery in Australia and the rest of the Western... Read more

Is the so-called political heyday really the decade that transformed the country? Writes Richard Allsop You could probably write a history of any decade in the nation’s 20th century and give it the sub-title ‘the decade that transformed... Read more

Despite increased understanding of natural multi-decadal climate variability,climate scientists have by and large ignored this in their public commentaries, writes Professor Stewart Franks Over the last few years we have witnessed widespread... Read more

Political correctness runs rampant on campus as research shows that free speech is now under attack at Australian universities, writes Matthew Lesh In October 1951 University of Melbourne vice-chancellor Charles Lowe proposed restricting the use... Read more

The unexpected success of Brexit and the policy possibilities of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union raises what might be the most important question of the twenty-first century: can the red tape state be unwound? The original idea... Read more