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The politics of protection: America and Australia compared

OCCASIONAL PAPER | James Paterson

Protectionism has rarely seemed more popular in the United States than today. Fears about recession, the continued decline of US manufacturing, the ongoing housing crisis and associated credit woes, along with numerous product safety scares, have...

Volume 60 Number 5

IPA REVIEW

Greg Barns on what we miss about Paul Keating, the financial crisis: what does it mean for the Emissions Trading Scheme? Is Capitalism dead? Richard Allsop on how New South Wales fell apart, Tony Parkinson on Obama's Iraq trap, Louise Staley on...

The Iraq Factor

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tony Parkinson

Stripped to the rawest of logic, Barack Obama's gameplan was to win the White House on the back of defeat in Iraq. Heading into the presidential election campaign, the same ‘troops home' formula that allowed the Democrats to gain control of...

Big fat beat up

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Louise Staley

Arnold Schwarzenegger is obese. He's been obese his entire adult life, including the seven times he won the Mr Olympia bodybuilding title. Despite obesity not impacting his own, clearly excellent, health, Governor Schwarzenegger has introduced...

Not every journo can be Hunter S. Thompson

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Noel Bushnell

A long time ago on a newspaper far, far away, the [insert own adjective here, e.g. crusty, then-famous] editor marched up to his sub-editors table with something on his mind. The subject of his agitation was unclear but his message was not....

Your child is a wuss

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christopher Murn

When Belgian Gardens, a Townsville state primary school, banned cartwheels and handstands in August, it ignited a media frenzy. But as bizarre as it is, the handstand ban is only one incidence of a widespread trend affecting all Australian...

The Dark Mind of the Copywriter

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Chris Berg reviews Novels in Three Lines by Felix Fénéon (NYRB Classics, 2007,176 pages) Ernest Hemingway once said that his best story was his shortest story, deliberately limited to just six words - ‘For sale: baby...

Did global warming send Lehman Brothers broke

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam

NOVEMBER 2008: There's much debate about the causes of the global economic crisis. According to the popular media some of the chief suspects include ‘greed', ‘obscene executive salaries', and ‘predatory lenders'. But maybe the...

Editorial, November 2008

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

One could be forgiven for believing that the era of small government is over, if only we could remember when it had started. Isn't it great when events confirm your political prejudices? If Kevin Rudd's widely reported speech in early October is...

Cops, not liquor regulations, reduce street violence

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

On one of its websites, the Queensland Government is remarkably honest about its attitude towards law-abiding businesses-‘the ability to trade is a privilege, not a right.' According to politicians and the press, late at night, Australian...

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