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CIS Readings


CIS Readings bring together a number of shorter pieces on a related topic and publishes them in one volume.

  • Taxploitation II: Tax Reform for Incentive,Productivity and Economic Growth

    John Humphreys, Robert Carling, Sinclair Davidson and Stephen Kirchner | 13 Jul 2011 | R12

    This volume reviews tax reforms implemented since the publication of Taxploitation by the CIS in 2006 and concludes that little worthwhile reform has been achieved. Ideas for far-reaching reform consistent...... Read More

  • Taxploitation: The Case for Income Tax Reform

    Peter Saunders | 01 Jun 2006 | R11

    In this book edited by Peter Saunders, 10 authors explain why and how Australia's system of personal income tax needs reforming.... Read More

  • In Praise of the Free Economy: Essays

    Michael Novak | 03 May 1999 | R10

    Michael Novak is the first contemporary Christian theologian to have dedicated many years of his life to a serious and open inquiry about the nature of modern capitalism. In this collection of essays...... Read More

  • Multicultural Citizens: The Philosophy and Politics of Identity

    Chandran Kukathas | 01 Apr 1993 | R9

    Although multiculturalism has been promoted for many years by Australia's main political parties, its meaning and implications remain obscure.  In this collection edited by Chandran Kukathas, authorities...... Read More

  • Traditions of Liberalism: Essays on John Locke, Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill

    Knud Haakonssen | 01 Sep 1988 | R8

    The1980's has seem a remarkable revival of Classical Liberalism, the political philosophy that places a high value on individual freedom under the law and calls for strict limits on the power of the state. ...... Read More

  • Hayek's 'Serfdom' Revisited

    Norman Barry | 01 Jun 1985 | R7

    Essays by economists, philosophers and political scientists on The Road to Serfdom after 40 years.  Tributes by Norman Barry, John Burton, Hannes H. Gissurarson, John Gray, Jeremy Shearmur, Karen I. Vaughn... Read More

  • Chaining Australia: Church Bureaucracies and Political Economy

    Geoffrey Brennan | 01 Aug 1984 | R6

    Edited by Geoffrey Brennan and John K Williams. Contributions by Geoffrey Brennan, Paul A McGavin, John K Williams, Hugh Henry, Greg Sheridan and Lauchlan Chipman. The essays in this book address what...... Read More

  • Occupational Regualtion and the Public Interest

    Robert Albon | 01 Mar 1984 | R5

    Edited by Robert Albon and Greg Lindsay with contributions from 12 authors. Does occupational regulation serve the public interest or is it a means of protecting practitioners from competitors and extracting...... Read More

  • The Constitutional Challenge

    Michael James | 01 Jul 1982 | R4

    Essays on the Australian Constitution, constitutionalism and parliamentary practice. G.S. Reid, James S. Buchanan, Anthony Rutherford, John Hype, G. de Q Walker, D.J. Hamer, Campbell Sharman... Read More

  • A New Financial Revolution? An International Review of the Campbell Report

    Malcolm Fisher | 01 Feb 1982 | R3

    A Review of the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Australian Financial System (1981) which was considered the most important blueprint for financial reform in the history of Australia.... Read More

  • Rent Control: Costs and Consequences

    Robert Albon | 01 Sep 1980 | R2

    Essays on the history and the economic and social consequences of rent control on Australia and overseas.... Read More

  • Wage-Price Control: Myth and Reality

    Sudha R. Shenoy | 01 Feb 1978 | R1

    Edited by Sudha R Shenoy with a foreword by Professor C.G.F. Simkin. Contributions by Samuel Britan, Michael Darby, Lee Eckermann, Malclom Fisher, Milton Friedman, C. Jackson Grayson, Peter Lilley, Peter...... Read More