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Opposition to coal seam gas doesn't hold water

Economics & Deregulation, Deregulation Unit and Climate Change | Alan Moran
Sydney Morning Herald 28th December, 2011

New technology has allowed coal seam gas (CSG), previously known as the menacing cause of mine explosions, to become prominent as an energy source....

The socialist calculation debate

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Drum 28th December, 2011

The great debate in political economy isn't between Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes, but between Friedrich Hayek and Oskar Lange. This...

Why have an ABC at all?

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Drum 20th December, 2011

Alan Kohler makes an important point about the on-going Finkelstein media inquiry. It is all about making life uncomfortable for News Ltd and...

Left's delusions laid bare

Economics & Deregulation, Ideas & Liberty and Climate Change | John Roskam
The Australian Financial Review 16th December, 2011

This year sounded the death knell for the euro, government stimulus packages and international action on climate change. The year should therefore...

Australia not as deserving of presents as it was at past Christmases

Economics & Deregulation | Richard Allsop
Online Opinion 16th December, 2011

One of the intrinsic parts of Christmas in Australia is cricket. From backyard games on the day itself, to the Boxing Day Test, it is hard to...

Household electricity prices to rise, year on year

Economics & Deregulation, Deregulation Unit, Energy and Climate Change | Alan Moran
The Australian 13th December, 2011

An agreement to try to reach a deal by 2015 on emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is the bottom line of the past fortnight's...

Struggling welfare state in EU is a stark warning

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
The Canberra Times 12th December, 2011

The question as to how European nations arrived at their present state of economic dysfunction is perhaps as important as what they should do to...

Corporate welfare looms as major hurdle

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
The Adelaide Advertiser 9th December, 2011

The idea the Australian automotive industry can remain competitive on the global stage, while being propped up by trade barriers and subsidies,...

Our building regulations need a major overhaul

Economics & Deregulation | Alan Moran
The Herald Sun 9th December, 2011

How many separate approvals are required before an owner can move into a new house in Melbourne's designated urban growth area? Twenty? Fifty?...

Phoney food fears ignore nimble market solutions

Economics & Deregulation | Chris Berg
The Sunday Age 4th December, 2011

Nothing brings out the hyperbole like ''food security''. Paul R. Ehrlich - of The Population Bomb fame - appeared on ABC radio in October to...

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