IPA Review Articles

The Market Works
1 August 2012

The Market Works

“If you are offered free fruit and vegetables at the market, you know they will be rotten. If you want fresh produce, then you have to pay for it.” This observation from a Kenyan mother describes in a nutshell why millions of parents in slums across the developing world choose to forego free public education and send their children to
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Howard’s Fault?
20 April 2012

Howard’s Fault?

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Richard Allsop. The Slap is full of swearing. As Danielle Williams, the Book Club Leader at the Sydney Writers’ Centre, advised potential readers ‘if you’re easily offended by swearing (and real swearing!) then this isn’t for you’. She explained that most of
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The Debate Rages On
20 April 2012

The Debate Rages On

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of Climate Change Policy and the IP and Free Trade Unit at the IPA, Tim Wilson. Following on from his earlier bestseller, professor Ian Plimer has continued his substantial contribution to climate change scepticism through ‘How to Get Expelled From School: A Guide to Climate Change
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Are Christianity and Capitalism Compatible?
20 April 2012

Are Christianity and Capitalism Compatible?

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Melbourne based writer, Sam Hearne. Can a good Christian be an entrepreneur? Christians have long debated what constitutes a moral economy and what is the role of the state and the individual. There have been many lay participants in this debate including Dorothy Day, Bob Santamaria to
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Demystifying China
20 April 2012

Demystifying China

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the North Australia Project at the IPA, John Shipp. The ‘fundamental shift in the structure of the international system’ brought about by the resurgence of China is a familiar story. An occasionally neglected part of this story is that such a state of affairs was
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Left Wing Panics
20 April 2012

Left Wing Panics

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Chris Berg. David Marr’s new book, Panic, has a thesis that I am predisposed to like. He argues that Australia’s political culture is dangerously susceptible to outbreaks of hysterical fear. Yet he is more correct than even he is willing to acknowledge. Marr
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French Freedom Fighters?
19 April 2012

French Freedom Fighters?

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Julie Novak. In many ways France is a representative case for much of what is wrong with the European model of economic development. With a willing embrace of welfare statism at home and a compliant attitude towards European regulations encroaching into its
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An Economists’ Guide To Life
19 April 2012

An Economists’ Guide To Life

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Executive Director of the IPA, John Roskam. If Ian Harper had been American instead of an Australian, and if he been a professor at the University of Chicago instead of the Melbourne Business School, Economics for Life would have been a hit on The New York Times
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20 February 2012

Project Western Australia: A Growth and Productivity Agenda for the Next Government

The need for sound economic reform never ends. But there has never been a more important time than now. In this important volume, John Hyde and Andrew Pickford pull together the most important priorities for the next government of Western Australia. Drawn from a wealth of material, these policy ideas and proposals are inspired by a vision of a free, rich, and globally prominent Western
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28 August 2011

The Sunday Debate: Are Juries A Waste Of Time?

Ainslie Van Onselen and Tim Wilson go head-to-head on whether or not juries are a waste of time. AINSLIE VAN ONSELEN: Ask anyone who has sat on a jury trial and you will hear spine-chilling stories: jury members changing their minds at the 11th hour because they want to get home for the weekend; assumptions of guilt due to race
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