Recent publications in IPA Review article

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Why Europe?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Two new books try to answer the central question of Western Civilisation. Richard Allsop looks at what they find.

The natural history of climate change

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ian Plimer

Some of us underpin our environmentalism with political and romantic idealism, others underpin it with emotion, others have a religious view of the environment, some underpin their environmental view with economic pragmatism and many, like me, try...

Another Nobel for market economics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Elinor Ostrom, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is not your average Nobel winner, writes Julie Novak

20 Years On: Western liberty and Soviet tyranny

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall-the moment which signalled the end of the short and brutal totalitarian 20th century. The movement had actually begun much earlier. The disintegration of Communist rule in Hungary...

The underground Australian movie renaissance

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dean Bertram

There actually are good Australian movies, and they're popular, writes Dean Bertram. You're just never told about them. Almost two decades ago, a handful of young filmmakers were revitalizing American cinema. Included in their number were Quentin...

Wowserism may be different, but it's not dead

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

‘I'm not a wowser but...' Those words seem to have become the standard introduction for anyone proposing a new restriction on what should be matters of individual choice. The Rudd Government are masters of it. In an interview with 4BC last...

Editorial, August 2009

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - the moment which signalled the end of the short and brutal totalitarian 20th century.  The movement had actually begun much earlier. The disintegration of Communist rule in...

What have the neo-liberals ever done for us?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

The Life of Brian is not the best Monty Python film.* Its satire of religion, unlike general Python jibes against authority, looks dated. Its political satire though-‘What have the Romans ever done for us'-is an entirely different matter....

The GST is a massive fat tax

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Many public health activists claim that a tax on fatty food is necessary to tackle obesity. The critics of this fat tax idea point to a number of studies revealing the limitations of such a scheme. A 2005 US study of a 10 per cent fat tax on dairy...

Not your house. Not your land.

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Normally, if your house is heritage-listed, you have a problem if you want to knock it down, or renovate it. Robert Masters of Gunbower in northern Victoria is happy to leave the home his great-grandfather built in 1863 exactly as it is. So where...

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