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Ideas@ The Centre 4

Vol. 2 No. 4 (February, 2010) Freedom quote of the week
The proverb warns that 'you should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But perhaps you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.
—Thomas S. Szasz
  • Should governments choose their critics?
    Andrew Norton | 05 Feb 2010
    Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a law preventing corporations and unions from directly funding ‘electioneering communications.’ Citizens United v Federal Electoral Commission found that election spending bans breached constitutional free speech protections.
  • Obama ditches soft approach towards China
    John Lee | 05 Feb 2010
    If 2009 was the year of treating China with kid gloves, 2010 is likely to be much more tumultuous with President Barack Obama gearing up to prove that he has the mettle to defend American interests as well as the charm that swept him into power.
  • Fat kids, junk food and emotion
    Luke Malpass | 05 Feb 2010
    Every time you open a newspaper or watch the news, you find yourself being bombarded with the news that junk food creates fat kids, and for the crime of unleashing a childhood obesity epidemic on innocent parents and children, the fast food industry should be punished or at least have their commercial activities severely curtailed. Individual or parental responsibility plays no role; it is all the evil ‘fast food industry.’