Archived publication for 2000
One of the perversities of modern life is the tendancy to accentuate the negative and ignore the positive. This is particularly the case for globalization and jobs.
The crisis in East Timor over the past twelve months or so posed a serious challenge not only to Australian policymakers but also to the media in its coverage of the crisis.
Management and politicians can be bigger barriers to prosperity than unions.
In 1995, my IPA Review article 'Losing Their Faculties?' looked at some of the dreadful courses imposed on students by Australian universities. This return to the crime scene shows the same academic confusion of fashion, political bias and...
The media's fascination with large and/or round numbers can get in the way of meaningful reporting.
Even good ideas need selling. And reformers shouldn't be afraid of fairness.
From 1984 until the early 1990s, New Zealand was regarded as the leading economic reformer in the Western world.
The defeat of the Kennett Government as a result of the Victorian State election of 18 September 1999 suprised almost all observers. A look at how defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory.
Michael Warby interviews John Wamsley.
Why, in politics, it is sometimes rational to be ignorant; the media and East Timor; the Victorian State election; digital TV; the ludicrous side of university life; book reviews and much more....