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Vol. 29 No. 1 (Autumn, 2013)
Regional policy in Australia requires clear principles based on a proper understanding of the nature of the regions.
Parliament needs to monitor the state of the federation in Australia.
The states will survive in a largely homogenous Australia.
Federalism creates a more competitive and prosperous society.
Australian federalism has survived to be a potent constitutional and political force.
Oliver Marc Hartwich
How do Sydney and Melbourne fit in a world of megacities?
Ongoing economic woes demand drastic reduction in state intervention into free market.
Robert Carling provides an overview of how federalism in Australia works.
Frank Furedi argues that the meaning of tolerance has changed in the modern world, and not for the better.
The High Court has undermined Australia’s federalism and the framers’ wish for a balanced federation by allowing the Commonwealth to expand its powers.
Lydia Khalil discusses the Middle East in a period of rapid and substantial change with Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe.
The Fog on the Hill: How NSW Labor Lost its Way By Frank Sartor
Governments should not chase the overseas film production dollar.
Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor’s Challenges By Troy Bramston
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 By Charles Murray
REVIEW ESSAY: What’s Wrong With Benevolence: Happiness, Private Property, and the Limits of Enlightenment
What’s Wrong With Benevolence: Happiness, Private Property, and the Limits of Enlightenment By David Stove
The current regulatory framework is broken, with poor prospects for reform.
Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics By Nicholas Wapshott
Tomorrow’s Federation: Reforming Australian Government By Paul Kildea, Andrew Lynch, and George Williams (eds.)
Research findings get lost in translation between academia and public administration.
Can economists do well and do good?
Buchanan taught us to focus on the rules of the game.
Academic hiring perpetuates ideological outlooks.
A campaign to reduce government spending below 30% of GDP within the next 10 years.
The Tea Party and Occupy movements can find common ground in opposing crony capitalism.
Steven Landsburg, author of The Armchair Economist, talks about making economics accessible to a general audience.
Stephanie Jarrett on the event that motivated her to research and write about violence against Aboriginal women.
By Hal ColebatchReviewed by Stephen Kirchner
Dayan Jayatilleka speaks to Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe about the security situation in Sri Lanka.
By Angus BurginReviewed by Brian Doherty
By Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. KleinReviewed by Barry Maley
BOOK REVIEW: Redefining the Poverty Debate: Why a War on Markets is No Substitute for a War on Poverty
By Kristian NiemietzReviewed by Andrew Baker
The Righteous Mind:Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion By Jonathon Haidt
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