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Vol.34 No. 2 (Winter, 2018)

Vol.34 No. 2 (Winter, 2018)




Sue Windybank
Policy Editor



The Real Gender Pay Gap
Ross Guest
Neither discrimination nor market failure explain the true gap so the case for government intervention is flawed.

A Fresh Approach to Closing the Gap
Charles Jacobs
We must learn from the failings of the decade-old strategy to improve Indigenous outcomes.

A Chain of Low-Cost Private Schools for England
James Tooley
Low-cost private schools can show how genuine educational markets work.

The Limits of Democracy
Matt O’Donnell
Democracy is often automatically associated with individual freedom, but this can blind us to its flaws.



Big Australia
The Case For and Against
Glenn Withers and Adam Creighton defend our high rate of immigration while Judith Sloan and Mark Latham advocate cutting it.

The Audacity of Xi Xinping
Rowan Callick
Xi is now seeking to further entrench his legitimacy as unchallengeable ruler through international prestige.

The Economic Legacy of Comrade Mugabe
David Gadiel
The decline of Zimbabwe is a classic case of how bad government can ruin a country.



Policy Through the Decades: 1985-2018



Enlightenment Under Siege: Are the Obituaries Premature?
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress
By Steven Pinker
Reviewed by Suri Ratnapala



Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia
By Clive Hamilton
Reviewed by Dan Ryan

Fair Share: Competing Claims and Australia’s Economic Future
By Stephen Bell and Michael Keating
Reviewed by Michael Potter

Termites of the State: Why Complexity Leads to Inequality
By Vito Tanzi
Reviewed by Robert Carling

Why Liberalism Failed
By Patrick Deneen
Reviewed by Jeremy Shearmur

Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country: The Autobiography of Max Corden, Economist
By Warner Max Corden
Reviewed by Eugenie Joseph

Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society
By Hugh Mackay
Reviewed by Robert Forsyth

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