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The brave new world of lifestyle capitalism

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ben Hourigan

Benjamin Hourigan reviews The 4-hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss (Vermillion, 2008, 308 pages). 'I believe that life exists to be enjoyed and that the most important thing is to feel good about...

Shorts

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

Over-regulation What's wrong with doing nothing? Richard Allsop In the United Kingdom since the 1997 election of New Labour, 3,605 new criminal offences have been placed on the statute book. One can understand that there is the occasional need to...

There are few easier stories to report than a change of government

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

Attraction is bound to wane if it is based on who you aren't, not who you are. And so it has been with the affair between Kevin Rudd and the Canberra Press Gallery. Former Liberal leader Brendan Nelson had a go at analysing it all when he appeared...

Why Keating makes Kevin look bad

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Greg Barns

Kevin Rudd stood on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin on a fresh Canberra morning in early September and told popular breakfast presenter Melissa Doyle of Channel 7's Sunrise program how chuffed he was that Quentin Bryce would be sworn in as...

The adverse effects of government actions against cartels

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alan Moran and Julie Novak

Government intervention against cartels is seldom effective and sometimes counterproductive. Competitive firms may conspire to push up prices and profits, but this is difficult to achieve for a lengthy period of time. Firms have...

Submission to the Senate inquiry into the Fair Work Bill 2008

SUBMISSION | Ken Phillips

1) Executive Summary In summary, the bill: a)      seeks to rewrite Australian unions into the processes of workplace relations law. b)      attempts to create a model of workplace relations which...

Submission to the Preventative Health Taskforce Discussion Paper

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg

The National Preventative Health Taskforce's Discussion Paper: 1) downplays the positive role individual choices can play in the health sphere, 2) pays little attention to the rights of individuals to consume legal products of their...

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