Looking Forward Ep 40: Whose Right to Know?

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23 October 2019

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Right to Know is a great principle to get behind, but why should journalists be given special legal privileges? And wouldn’t they need be licensed? (2:05-19:03) Who would get to distinguish truth from lies in election campaigns under proposed new election advertising? (Hint: not you) (19:03-34:14) This Nobel Prize season the welcome focus on African achievements gets us thinking: how best to secure economic growth in the developing world? (34:14-47:12) Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Andrew Bushnell and the Young IPA Podcast’s Peter Gregory to answer these questions as well as talk about their culture picks including so called whistleblower Edward Snowden’s memoir Permanent Record, Harold Bloom’s national bestseller The Western Canon, classic action film To Live and Die in L.A. and Netflix’s latest season of its Brummie crime drama Peaky Blinders (47:12-1:06:09).

Show Notes:

Army’s reports kept secret to avoid flak on social media; The Australian


Liberal MPs complain about GetUp at inquiry into 2019 election; The Guardian


AEC reveals candidate privacy breach, while MPs call for truth in advertising laws; The Age


Promoting peace and reconciliation


Research to help the world’s poor


Can privatisation solve Ethiopia’s problems? Marginal Revolution


The Atlas Network’s Doing Development Differently Project.


Book Review: The White Man’s Burden; The Institute of Public Affairs

Book Review: The White Man’s Burden

Culture Picks:

Permanent Record; Edward Snowden


The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages; Harold Bloom


The Western Canon reviewed by Scott Hargreaves; 100 Great Books of Liberty

The Western Canon: The Books and Schools of the Ages

List of books recommended by Harold Bloom in the Western Canon; Adelaide University


To Live and Die in L.A; William Friedkin


Peaky Blinders, Netflix


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Scott Hargreaves

Scott Hargreaves is the Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs

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