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Vol.34 No. 1 (Autumn, 2018)

Vol.34 No. 1 (Autumn, 2018)

FREE ARTICLES

Now or Never for the Chinese Economy

Derek Scissors
Unless China begins to return to the pro-market reform path now, economic stagnation is all but guaranteed.

 

Between Declarations and Dreams
China, US Foreign Policy and Southeast Asia

David Martin Jones
Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’ of regional if not eventual Eurasian hegemony converges in Southeast Asia.

 

After Mugabe: Mnangagwa’s Choice

David Coltart
We have removed a tyrant, but not yet a tyranny.

 


 

FEATURES

Financial Literacy 101

Ross Guest and Mark Brimble
Current strategies to improve financial literacy don’t go far enough.

 

Untangling the Debate Over Negative Gearing

Gene Tunny
There are more desirable ways to improve housing affordability than proposed changes to negative gearing.

 

Land Reform in Papua New Guinea
Securing Individual Title to Customary-Owned Land

Ron Duncan
Important lessons can be learned from the way land reform has been carried out in PNG over the past decade.

 

Land Reform in Indigenous Communities
A Response to Duncan

Charles Jacobs
Australia has not seen the wide-scale reforms to communal land enacted in PNG, but some progress is being made.

 

Time to Stop Fixating on Finland

Blaise Joseph and Jennifer Buckingham
The idea that Finland is an education nirvana that Australia should emulate is a persistent myth.

 

Beyond Bitcoin

Matt O’Donnell
Even if Bitcoin doesn’t live up to the hype, the blockchain technology behind it could be transformative—if governments let it.

 

SPECIAL FEATURE: NEW REALISM ON CHINA

Now or Never for the Chinese Economy

Derek Scissors
Unless China begins to return to the pro-market reform path now, economic stagnation is all but guaranteed.

 

Between Declarations and Dreams
China, US Foreign Policy and Southeast Asia

David Martin Jones
Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’ of regional if not eventual Eurasian hegemony converges in Southeast Asia.

 

COMMENTS

After Mugabe: Mnangagwa’s Choice

David Coltart
We have removed a tyrant, but not yet a tyranny.

 

A Deformation in the Language of Politics: A Protest

William Coleman
The left should not be allowed to annex the term ‘progressive’.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

The Land of the Golden Cities: Australia’s Exceptional Prosperity & the Culture That Made it

By John Carroll
Reviewed by Tom Switzer

 

Americana: A 400 Year History of American Capitalism

By Bhu Srinivasan
Reviewed by Wolfgang Kasper

 

The Prince and the Assassin: Australia’s First Royal Tour and the Portent of World Terror

By Steve Harris
Reviewed by Peter Kurti

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