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Vol. 21 No. 1 (Autumn, 2005)

Vol. 21 No. 1 (Autumn, 2005)
FREE FEATURES
FEATURE: After The House Price Boom: Is this the end of the Australian dream?
Peter Saunders

Housing has become less afforable, but policy changes could alleviate the problem.

FEATURE: Tribalism in the Arab Mena Region
Leanne Piggott

Arab tribalism is a drag on development and reform.

FEATURE: Is Life-long Learning Worth the Effort?
Steven Schwartz

Beware of further study mature workers.

REVIEW ESSAY: In Pursuit of Truth and Beauty
Wolfgang Kasper

Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 by Charles Murray (Harper Collins Publishers, 2003).

FEATURE: Parent Power
Ross Farrelly

The free market, rather than the centralised bureaucracy, should decide what children learn at school and how they learn it.

FEATURE: Do We Really Need Religious Vilification Laws?
Steven Bishop

Religious vilification laws are diminishing freedom of speech.

COMMENT: The Muslim 'Marginal Man'
Tanveer Ahmed

Understanding the pyschological and sociological state of Western Muslims will help integrate society and avoid terrorism.

INTERVIEW: The Thoughtful Superhawk
Susan Windybank

Susan Windybank speaks Robert Kagan about his controversial thesis and America’s role in the world.

FEATURE: Morality and Foreign Policy
Owen Harries

Prudence has an important place in foreign policy.

DEBATE: Global IP Markets Require Global Consistency
Tony Healy

Rationalising international property rights across borders will promote creativity and prosperity worldwide: A reply to Kimberlee Weatherall’ article ‘Locked in: Australia Gets a Bad Intellectual Property Deal’ in Policy Summer 2005.

BOOK REVIEW: Family Matters: Family Breakdown and Its Consequences
Barry Maley

Family Matters: Family Breakdown and its consequences by Patricia Morgan (New Zealand Business Roundtable, 2004).

BOOK REVIEW: The Case for an Australian Bill of Rights: Freedom in the War on Terror
Matthew Stubbs

The Case For an Australian Bill of Rights: Freedom in the War on Terror by George Williams (UNSW Press, 2004).

BOOK REVIEW: Well May We Say: The Speeches That Made Australia
Greg Melleuish

Well May We Say: The Speeches That Made Australia by Sally Warhaft (Black Inc, 2004).

BOOK REVIEW: The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium
Neil James

The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium by Robyn Lim (Routledge, 2003).

BOOK REVIEW: The Escape From Hunger and Premature Death, 1700-2100: Europe, America and the Third World
Eric Rodjo Ralph

The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death, 1700-2100: Europe, America and the Third World by Robert William Fogel (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

BOOK REVIEW: Finishing the Job: Real-world Policy Solutions in Health, Housing, Education and Transport

Finishing the Job: Real-World Policy Solutions in Health, Housing, Education and Transport by Joshua Gans and Stephen King (Melbourne University Press, 2003).

BOOK REVIEW: The Persuaders: Inside the Hidden Machine of Political Advertising
Peter van Onselen

The Persuaders: Inside the Hidden Machine of Political Advertising by Sally Young (Pluto Press, 2004).

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