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Ideas@The Centre 3

Vol. 1 No. 3 (January, 2011)

Freedom Quote of the Week
'Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.'
— Theodore Roosevelt

  • Paying for the floods
    Robert Carling | 28 Jan 2011
    Despite its beguiling label, the levy is a tax increase like any other tax increase. The government knows there is a political imperative to act now, while a plausible link can be made from the floods to a tax increase.
  • No one cares about human rights in China these days... except the Chinese people
    John Lee | 28 Jan 2011

    Chinese leaders remain defensive and fearful when it comes to the issue of human rights.

  • How long for the Maori Party?
    Luke Malpass | 28 Jan 2011

    Predicting what will happen to the Maori Party in the next decade is uncertain, what is certain is this: a Maori race based political party will have a difficult future – helping Maori might be a key commitment of any given party, but other guiding principles will have to come first.

  • Deflation is bad
    Patrick Carvalho | 24 Apr 2015

    For starters, Australia is not facing at present an imminent danger of deflation -- as a closer, less sensationalist look at the IMF report indicates.