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Ideas@ The Centre 38

Vol. 11 No. 38 (November, 2009) Freedom quote of the week
Socialism is easily understood by any child: It is taking other people’s stuff.
Alan Charles Kors at Atlas's 2009 Freedom Dinner
  • Rudd’s non-solution to hospital crisis a wasteful threat to private practice
    Jeremy Sammut | 20 Nov 2009

    Under the $275 million Super Clinics program, the Rudd government is funding the start-up costs involved in bringing together general practitioners and allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists and podiatrists, who want to amalgamate their practices into an initial 36 ‘one-stop shops.’

  • That’s discrimination!
    Elise Parham | 20 Nov 2009

    Many a bemused journalistic eye has this week turned to the human rights commissions, who have been busily cracking down on discrimination in all its forms. Although commissioners have the power to grant exemptions to antidiscrimination laws, they’ve chosen instead to display principle-over-practice reasoning at its best.

  • Hollywood’s intellectual void behind its critical façade
    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 20 Nov 2009

    Don’t say people weren’t able to learn from history. As British writer Salman Rushdie is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Satanic Verses’ in hiding, others have drawn their own conclusions from his unfortunate clash with radical Islam.