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Peter Gregory

Portrait of Peter Gregory

Research Fellow

Peter Gregory is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Peter's articles have appeared in The Punch, The Courier Mail and The Sydney Morning Herald. Prior to joining the IPA Peter worked in the Latin America, Middle East and Asia Team at World Vision and in the Research and Development Team of the Small Enterprise Foundation - a microfinance institution in South Africa. Peter completed an Honours degree in Political Science at Monash University and is currently undertaking a PhD in Development Economics at RMIT.

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Free markets and tolerance

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

If you're an avid reader of the IPA's Hey...What did I miss, you would have come across a recent article in The Conversation claiming Adam Smith was racist. In the opening sentence of The Wealth of Nations, Smith states that nations can consume...

Net neutrality is techno socialism

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

Net neutrality is a grab-bag of cartoonish anti-corporate populism. The introduction of net neutrality rules by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in late February is a threat to the freedom of the internet and its capacity for...

Free market solution to indigenous poverty

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

It is easy to be depressed by Indigenous disadvantage in Australia. On average, non- Indigenous Australians live ten years longer than Indigenous Australians. Only 30 per cent of Indigenous adults in remote areas are employed. Worst of all,...

The Missing Foundation of Development: Individual Rights

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

The major contribution of William Easterly's new book, The Tyranny of Experts released in March this year, is that individual rights for the poor isn't just the most effective path to development for poverty stricken countries. It's that...

Dangerous Ethics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Gregory

Following the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse in April which claimed over 1100 lives, western retailers who source their garments from Bangladesh have been the subject of public vitriol. This is misguided. These companies have been a part of...

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UN sustainable development goals won't help the poor

Ideas & Liberty | Peter Gregory
The Ethics Centre 6th October, 2015

The UN ratified its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a month ago. $US2.5 trillion of foreign aid spending between 2015 and 2030 will be devoted...

How UEFA's financial fair play rules are destroying football

Economics & Deregulation | Peter Gregory
The Roar 13th August, 2015

With the English Premier League kicking off last weekend, we'll no doubt hear the well-worn refrain that foreign billionaires are destroying...

The most successful anti-poverty movement in history?

Economics & Deregulation | Peter Gregory
OECD Insights 22nd July, 2015

It is erroneous for the UN to claim that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been "the most successful anti-poverty movement in history"....

Time to take a stand at AAMI Park

Ideas & Liberty | Peter Gregory
The Roar 11th June, 2015

The introduction of safe-standing at Melbourne's AAMI Park is a convenient, cheap and safe way to expand the ground's capacity that would enable...

Cutting corruption helps the poor the most

Economics & Deregulation | Peter Gregory
The Hindu Business Line 24th May, 2015

The Modi government's war on corruption will create a freer and more prosperous India. And it's the poorest who stand to benefit the most. In...