On this week’s Looking Forward Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by IPA Research Fellow Daniel Wild and RMIT Professor of Institutional Economics Sinclair Davidson. The four look at the Hayne Royal Commission and why it is “an exercise in catharsis” for the government (1:18-14:15). Next topic is Jacinta Price being temporarily removed from Facebook and what conservative people can do to broadcast their opinions when they don’t align with those of the tech giants, and whether governments should regulate access to social media platform (14:15-26:14). And then the panel moves to the announcement of a new regulator to oversee Australian sport and the history of the government’s relationship with gambling (26:14-37:17). Then the four discuss what they’ve been reading and watching this week, including The Americans, Black Panther, Get Me Roger Stone! and The Future of Work.
Further reading referenced in the show: John Roskam, ‘CBA Gets Beaten Up By The Culture Cops’, Australian Financial Review: https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/in-the-news/cba-gets-beaten-up-by-the-culture-cops?highlight=regulate%20culture