|That’s from upcoming research from the IPA’s Gideon Rozner. Australia has the second highest minimum wage in the OECD, and we have 700,000 people looking for a job. Abolishing the minimum wage was one of our ‘Five Ideas to Fix Australia‘ in the IPA Review in May.
We’re excited to launch the latest episode of The Great Books of Literature Podcast with John Roskam and Andrew Bolt. This episode looks at Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – download on iTunes, Podbean or the IPA website. Also make sure you download the latest edition of The Young IPA Podcast to hear our interview with Bjorn Lomborg about how misguided efforts to fight climate change hurt the world’s poor.
It’s bad enough when British police start chasing down thoughtcrime, but what about thoughtnon-crime? On Monday the South Yorkshire Police’s official twitter account called on followers to “please report non-crime hate incidents.” If you can stomach it, listen to the South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner defend the tweet on UK radio station talkRADIO on Tuesday.
Google is more than happy to take a stand for the truth against someone like Alex Jones, but what about when it’s against someone who might fight back? This week Google removed ads paid for by Russian dissident Alexei Navalny in the lead-up to an important election at the request of the Russian government.
It’s no wonder libertarian billionaire Peter Thiel moved out of Silicon Valley. Watch his two hour interview on The Rubin Report from Wednesday about the dominance of left wing politics in Silicon Valley and what he thinks about Trump.
The IPA’s Matthew Lesh is about to release his first book Democracy in a Divided Australia, an analysis of the growing tribalism of Australian politics and the capture of policymaking by a new elite, and how we can get it back. You can pre-order a copy here. Come along to the launch in Brisbane on 27 September with Senator Amanda Stoker hosted by our friends at Connor Court Publishing.
Our friends at the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance are hosting The Second Ray Evans Memorial Oration on October 12 in Melbourne, with the oration to be delivered by Andrew Bolt. You can register here.