The Looking Forward Podcast

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 63: A Return to Freedom?

Written by and
13 May 2020

The government has introduced a three-stage plan to return Australians to some form of normalcy. What are these decisions based off and is the uncertainty over the consequences small enough? (2:07-20:30)

Sweden has been the most prominent and controversial example of an alternative lockdown model. How does their response shape the debate between social vs medical outcomes of pandemics? (20:30-40:42)

Finally, the panel reflects on the systematic thoughts of the late Sir Roger Scruton, asking what will conservatism look like post COVID-19? (40:42-59:59) Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Andrew Bushnell to answer these questions as well as share their culture picks. This week’s picks include three new TV series: Normal People, The Last Dance and The English Game. (59:59-1:18:12)


Show Notes
Consummate Conservative; Andrew Bushnell
Lockdowns in SIR Models; Benjamin Moll
We Know Everything – And Nothing – About Covid; Matt Ridley
How Pandemics End; Gina Kolata
No return to the policy status quo: Albanese; Phillip Coorey Picks
Normal People; TV series directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald
The Last Dance; TV series directed by Jason Hehir
The English Game; TV series directed by Julian Fellowes

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Scott Hargreaves

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

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