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Vol. 26 No. 1 (Autumn, 2010)

Vol. 26 No. 1 (Autumn, 2010)
FREE FEATURES
INTERVIEW: Climate Choices
Bjorn Lomborg

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.

FEATURE: We're All Cultural Libertarians
Kerry Howley

Freedom is about more than just the absence of government.

FEATURE: The Great Firewall of Australia
Chris Williams-Wynn

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.’

FEATURE: Democratic Accountability and the Australian Federal System of Government
Benjamin Herscovitch

With better design, federalism can still bring government closer to voters.

FEATURE: Open the Borders

Classical liberals should support the free movement of people.

FEATURE: Liberating our Cities
Alan Anderson

Development and zoning laws run contrary to private and public interests.

FEATURE: No One True Culture of Liberty
Daniel McCarthy

Tolerance is important but difficult to define and easily subverted.

FEATURE: The Risks for High Migration
Bob Birrell

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.

FEATURE: A Fresh Look at Labour Markets
John Humphreys

Minimum wage decisions should take into account all costs to the employer and all benefits to the employee.

REVIEW ESSAY: The New Middle Class and Education
Alan Barcan

School Choice: How Parents Negotiate the New School Market in Australia by Craig Campbell, Helen Proctor & Geoffrey Sherington (Allen & Unwin, 2009.)

BOOK REVIEW: Ayn Rand and the World She Made & Goddess of the Market
Stephen Kirchner

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.)

BOOK REVIEW: This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff (Princeton University Press, 2009.)

BOOK REVIEW: Confusion: The Making of the Australia Two-Party System

Confusion by Paul Stranglo and Nick Dryrenfurth (eds) (Melbourne University Press, 2009.)

BOOK REVIEW: Prosecuting Heads of State
Chula Na Ranong

Prosecuting Heads of State by Ellen L. Lutz and Caitlin Reiger (Eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2009.)

BOOK REVIEW: So Many Firsts: Liberal Women From Enid Lyons to the Turnbull Era

So Many Firsts: Liberal Women From Enid Lyons to the Turnbull Era by Margaret Fizherbert (The Federation Press, 2009.)

BOOK REVIEW: The Death of Conservatism

The Death of Conservatism by Sam Tanenhaus (Random House, 2009.)

BOOK REVIEW: The Free Market Innovation Machine
Wolfgang Kasper

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
Michael Warby

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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