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Vol. 26 No. 1 (Autumn, 2010)
Bjørn Lomborg is a Danish political scientist whose first book, The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001), received international attention for applying statistics from recognised sources to challenge the widely held belief that the environment is progressively getting worse. In January 2010, Lomborg was interviewed by Joel Malan, an Australian now living in Copenhagen.
Freedom is about more than just the absence of government.
Despite strong opposition and economic and political risks, the federal government continues to support mandatory filtering of the internet, seeking to establish a ‘Great Firewall of Australia.’
With better design, federalism can still bring government closer to voters.
Classical liberals should support the free movement of people.
Development and zoning laws run contrary to private and public interests.
Tolerance is important but difficult to define and easily subverted.
If the population of Australia reaches 36 million by 2050, it will be a direct consequence of migration policy. A growing population threatens our quality of life, warns Bob Birrell.
Minimum wage decisions should take into account all costs to the employer and all benefits to the employee.
School Choice: How Parents Negotiate the New School Market in Australia by Craig Campbell, Helen Proctor & Geoffrey Sherington (Allen & Unwin, 2009.)
For an author whose novels have consistently sold in the hundreds of thousands for more than half a century, Ayn Rand is a remarkably understudied figure. Stephen Kirchner reviews books by Anne Heller and Jennifer Burns.Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne Heller (Double Day, 2009.)Goddess of the Market by Jennifer Burns (Oxford University Press, 2009.)
This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff (Princeton University Press, 2009.)
Confusion by Paul Stranglo and Nick Dryrenfurth (eds) (Melbourne University Press, 2009.)
Chula Na Ranong
Prosecuting Heads of State by Ellen L. Lutz and Caitlin Reiger (Eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2009.)
So Many Firsts: Liberal Women From Enid Lyons to the Turnbull Era by Margaret Fizherbert (The Federation Press, 2009.)
The Death of Conservatism by Sam Tanenhaus (Random House, 2009.)
The Free Market Innovation Machine by William Baumol(Princeton University Press, 2002.)
BOOK REVIEW: Lessons From the Global Financial Crisis: The Relevance of Adam Smith on Morality and Free Markets
Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis: The Relevance of Adam Smith on Morality and Free Markets by Richard Morgan (Connor Court Publishing, 2009.)
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