Recent publications in IPA Review article

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New Money

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

When governments lavishly print money, citizens are helplessly left watching their savings erode. This is the cost of centralised government monopoly over currency. But cryptocurrencies, such as the burgeoning bitcoin, have set out to solve this...

Breathing in freedom

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

The last few years has borne witness to an extraordinary growth in government activities. Fiscal stimulus spending, the ramping up of public debt, untrammelled increases in regulation affecting factor and product markets, and the burgeoning growth...

The sharing economy

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Darcy Allen

The sharing economy is a suite of emerging software platforms acting as an intermediary between private buyers and private sellers, allowing them to share their existing resources-hence, a ‘sharing' economy. The sharing economy is a market...

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...

The end of history...in Australian universities

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Free speech lost in translation

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Ten years ago in September 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published twelve cartoons and sparked what the Danish prime minister described as the worst crisis in Danish foreign policy since the Second World War. In his book, The Tyranny...

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...

American Sniper

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | James Bolt

A boy stumbles towards a group of US marines. Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper) watches him from above. The boy is holding something in a cloth, but Kyle cannot see what it is. The cloth comes loose momentarily and Kyle sees the boy's grenade....

Freedom Works

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Patrick Hannaford

There are certain political leaders who take on an almost mythical stature. Ronald Reagan is one such leader. For many free market advocates, Reagan has become synonymous with the ideas of individual freedom, economic prosperity, and American...

Federal-State relations reform shouldn't be about raising tax levels

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dr Peter Hendy

In the United States they say that the states are the ‘laboratories of democracy'. What they mean is that a federal system, made up of a separate national government and numerous regional (state) governments, provides the opportunity for...

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