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Vol. 25 No. 1 (Autumn, 2009)
Market systems survive their inevitable crises.
Edwin Van De Haar
Classical liberal ideas apply between states as well as within states, explains Edwin van de Haar.
We need to find a way to allow market signals, rather than central planning, to determine how many doctors we need.
Monetary policy alone cannot explain the US housing or financial crisis. In the context of globally integrated capital markets, long term interest rates are likely to reflect global influences as much as domestic policy.
A hundred years ago, the fusion of the Protectionist and Free Trade parties created the party system that still dominates Australian politics, writes Charles Richardson.
Attempts to create interpersonal tolerance undermine state toleration, writes John Shellard.
It is the welfare state—not liberty—that fosters decadence, says Ben O’Neill
Competitive professional regulation would lead to lower costs for consumers.
The liberty to be decadent should be valued. The empowerment of the individual to make that choice, to be allowed to lead a decadent lifestyle, should be viewed as another valuable experiment in how to live best.
Mistakes by policymakers and regulators accelerated the financial crisis, argue Bill Stacey and Julian Morris.
Leon Di Stefano
Not with a Bang But a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline by Theodore Dalrymple (Monday Books, 2009).
The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation and Costs Lives by Michael Heller (Basic Books, 2008).
BOOK REVIEW: Why Not The Best Schools? What We Have Learned From Outstanding Schools Around The World
Why Not The Best Schools? What We Have Learned From Outstanding Schools Around The World By Brian Caldwell and Jessica Harris (ACER Press, 2008).
Calculating Political Risk by Catherine Althaus (UNSW Press 2008).
The Henson Case by David Marr (Text Publishing, 2008).
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