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A Conservative Titan
22 November 2013

A Conservative Titan

IPA Review- November 2013

This article from the November 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Research Fellow at the IPA, Richard Allsop. British Conservative MP Jesse Norman has written an excellent book about Edmund Burke. It is a book in two parts, the first a reasonably straightforward biography of the subject and the second an analysis of his ideas, with a
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How The Left Corrupted Human Rights
22 November 2013

How The Left Corrupted Human Rights

IPA Review- November 2013

This article from the November 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Director of the Legal Rights Project at the IPA, Simon Breheny. In May 2011, a United Nations Special Rapporteur declared that people had a human right to internet access. It seems absurd to argue that such a right exists but it is the logical progression of
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Labor In Power
22 November 2013

Labor In Power

IPA Review- November 2013

This article from the November 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Director of Policy at the IPA, Chris Berg. When Simon Crean announced his retirement in March this year—off the back of an abortive Kevin Rudd spill—he said that of the 23 years he had spent in politics, the last three years had been the toughest. It
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Free Market Misunderstood
29 August 2013

Free Market Misunderstood

IPA Review- August 2013

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Researcher at the IPA, James Bolt. If you only looked at the Occupy movement as a collection of angry, naive university students and yuppie bloggers, then you probably missed the true message of the movement. Don’t feel bad if you missed it, the recorded minutes of Occupy
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The Future Is Bright
24 August 2013

The Future Is Bright

IPA Review- August 2013

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Deputy Executive Director of the IPA, Hugh Tobin. Over-population, food shortages and an environment on the brink of collapse. It’s easy to be pessimistic about the world’s future. This is why it is a relief to find that there are some scientists who still believe that the
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Why The Free Market Produces The Best Art
24 August 2013

Why The Free Market Produces The Best Art

IPA Review- August 2013

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Director of Climate Change Policy and the Intellectual Property and Free Trade Unit at the IPA, Tim Wilson. Art is for consumption, and when it is designed with the audience in mind it provides a feast. And a cultural feast has been provided by Tasmania’s privately run
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Capitalism’s Enemy: Cronyism
24 August 2013

Capitalism’s Enemy: Cronyism

IPA Review- August 2013

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Adjunct Fellow at the IPA and Associate Professor in Economics at RMIT University, Jason Potts. Randy Holcombe is a professor of public finance and public policy at Florida State University and a scholar in the style of the James Buchanan school of Public Choice economics. Holcombe was
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An Australian Ruling Class
24 August 2013

An Australian Ruling Class

IPA Review- August 2013

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Executive Director of the IPA, John Roskam. In 1964 Donald Horne’s The Lucky Country was published. Horne had one basic argument—‘Australia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.’ By the mid-1960s an emerging class of tertiary-educated professionals found a lot to
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All Roads Lead To Canberra
24 August 2013

All Roads Lead To Canberra

IPA Review- August 2013

This article from the Winter 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by the Director of Education Standards Institute, Dr Kevin Donnelly. One of the defining features of left-of-centre parties—exemplified by ALP Commonwealth government over the last six years— is the urge to centralise power and to adopt a command and control model of public policy. As argued by Friedrich
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How Christians & Classical Liberals Defeated Slavery
24 August 2013

How Christians & Classical Liberals Defeated Slavery

IPA Review- August 2013

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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