IPA Review Articles

How Christians & Classical Liberals Defeated Slavery
24 August 2013

How Christians & Classical Liberals Defeated Slavery

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Director of Policy at the IPA, Chris Berg. Slavery is one of the biggest blights on human history. Its abolition is one of humanity’s greatest triumphs. But in our secular age it’s easy to forget one of the great drivers behind that triumph: how Christianity and free market
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Margaret Thatcher. A Tribute To Britain’s Great Leader.
23 August 2013

Margaret Thatcher. A Tribute To Britain’s Great Leader.

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Research Fellow at the IPA, Richard Allsop. Only twice in my years as a Liberal Student at Melbourne University was I physically attacked. It says something about the Left ’s visceral and irrational hatred of Margaret Thatcher that one of these assaults was prompted by my celebrating
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He’s Back
23 August 2013

He’s Back

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by editor James Paterson. Kevin Rudd is back. Tony Abbott defeated him once before—and he can do it again, by following his own advice. Abbott was elected leader of the Liberal Party in a party room ballot on 1 December 2009. Th at day, in his first press
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The End Of Ideology
31 May 2013

The End Of Ideology

This article from the May 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by corporate strategist and former senior adviser to a federal Treasurer and Attorney-General, Alan Anderson. The collapse of the Soviet Union invalidated at a stroke the foundational geopolitical models of the Cold War. The Manichean power struggle between the competing ideologies of liberal democracy and communism had
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In Defence Of The Press Gallery
31 May 2013

In Defence Of The Press Gallery

This article from the May 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Chief Opinion Editor of ‘The Australian’ and author of ‘The Lucky Culture’, Nick Cater. In their article Why the press gallery failed us and why they will again in the December edition of the IPA Review, John Roskam and James Paterson lay serious charges of professional
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A Tribute To James Buchanan
31 May 2013

A Tribute To James Buchanan

This article from the May 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Research Fellow at the IPA, Julie Novak. Last month one of the iconic figures of twentieth-century classical liberalism, James McGill Buchanan, passed away aged 93. Buchanan has been rightly credited for his leading role in forging the ‘public choice’ approach to political analysis, which examines the
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Feminists And Freedom
31 May 2013

Feminists And Freedom

This article from the May 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Development Coordinator at the IPA, Lydia Bevege. Of all the warning signs that have signalled the steady decline of the Fairfax media empire, its foray into the world of ‘women’s websites’ is surely one of the most piteous. Launched at the beginning of 2012, the Daily
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The Welfare State And Its Consequences
6 December 2012

The Welfare State And Its Consequences

This article from the December 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Julie Novak. The welfare state in its existing form, dominated by government financing and provision of payments and services from cradle to grave, is irretrievably broken. The blossoming of welfare state programs deters private savings and reduces labour supply, and requires increasing
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The Chinese Capitalist Miracle
6 December 2012

The Chinese Capitalist Miracle

This article from the December 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the Deregulation Unit at the IPA, Alan Moran. The Chinese economic miracle is the latest and most comprehensive success story since the end of World War II. Veteran economists Ronald Coase and Ning Wang explain how in the space of three decades one of the
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The International Law Delusion
5 December 2012

The International Law Delusion

This article from the December 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of the Legal Rights Project at the IPA, Simon Breheny. Australian barrister and international lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC once gave a speech entitled ‘no-one is above the law.’ Of course he’s right. But such a statement leaves Robertson in a peculiar position. Either our international political
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