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Vol. 29 No. 1 (Autumn, 2013)

Vol. 29 No. 1 (Autumn, 2013)
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FEATURE: Is There a Regional Australia?
Paul Collits

Regional policy in Australia requires clear principles based on a proper understanding of the nature of the regions.

THE STATE OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERALISM: Senate Committee on Federalism
John Uhr

Parliament needs to monitor the state of the federation in Australia.

THE STATE OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERALISM: Federation 2100
John Hirst

The states will survive in a largely homogenous Australia.

THE STATE OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERALISM: The Case for Federalism
James Allan

Federalism creates a more competitive and prosperous society.

THE STATE OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERALISM: Now is the Spring of Our Mild Content
Greg Craven

Australian federalism has survived to be a potent constitutional and political force.

FEATURE: Australia’s Metropolises at the Crossroads
Oliver Marc Hartwich

How do Sydney and Melbourne fit in a world of megacities?

FEATURE: Is State Intervention in the Economy Inevitable?
Peter Boettke

Ongoing economic woes demand drastic reduction in state intervention into free market.

THE STATE OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERALISM: First Principles
Robert Carling

Robert Carling provides an overview of how federalism in Australia works.

FEATURE: On Tolerance
Frank Furedi

Frank Furedi argues that the meaning of tolerance has changed in the modern world, and not for the better.

THE STATE OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERALISM: Judicial Betrayal

The High Court has undermined Australia’s federalism and the framers’ wish for a balanced federation by allowing the Commonwealth to expand its powers.

INTERVIEW: The Middle East and Geopolitics
Lydia Khalil

Lydia Khalil discusses the Middle East in a period of rapid and substantial change with Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe.

REVIEW ESSAY: The Fog on the Hill: How NSW Labor Lost its Way
Gary Johns

The Fog on the Hill: How NSW Labor Lost its Way By Frank Sartor

FEATURE: Moochers Making Movies: Government Assistance to the Film Industry
Gene Tunny

Governments should not chase the overseas film production dollar.

REVIEW ESSAY: Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor’s Challenges

Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor’s Challenges By Troy Bramston

BOOK REVIEW: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010
Peter Kurti

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
Barry Maley

What’s Wrong With Benevolence: Happiness, Private Property, and the Limits of Enlightenment By David Stove

FEATURE: Over-Regulation is Stifling Australia’s Media
Ian Robertson

The current regulatory framework is broken, with poor prospects for reform.

BOOK REVIEW: Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics
Sinclair Davidson

Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics By Nicholas Wapshott

REVIEW ESSAY: Tomorrow’s Federation: Reforming Australian Government
Michelle Evans

Tomorrow’s Federation: Reforming Australian Government By Paul Kildea, Andrew Lynch, and George Williams (eds.)

FEATURE: Why Economists Succeed (or Fail) to Influence Policy
Peter Shergold

Research findings get lost in translation between academia and public administration.

FEATURE: How Economists Succeed (and Fail) to Influence Policy
Stephen Kirchner

Can economists do well and do good?

FEATURE: James Buchanan: An Assessment
Geoffrey Brennan

Buchanan taught us to focus on the rules of the game.

FEATURE: The Tribes that Hire the PhD

Academic hiring perpetuates ideological outlooks.

FEATURE: Target 30: Reducing the Burden for Future Generations
Simon Cowan

A campaign to reduce government spending below 30% of GDP within the next 10 years.

FEATURE: Crony Capitalism
Adam Creighton

The Tea Party and Occupy movements can find common ground in opposing crony capitalism.

INTERVIEW: The Armchair Economist

Steven Landsburg, author of The Armchair Economist, talks about making economics accessible to a general audience.

FEATURE: Liberating Aboriginal People from Violence
Stephanie Jarrett

Stephanie Jarrett on the event that motivated her to research and write about violence against Aboriginal women.

BOOK REVIEW: The Modest Member: The Life and Times of Bert Kelly
Stephen Kirchner

By Hal ColebatchReviewed by Stephen Kirchner

INTERVIEW: Security in Sri Lanka

Dayan Jayatilleka speaks to Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe about the security situation in Sri Lanka.

BOOK REVIEW: The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression
Brian Doherty

By Angus BurginReviewed by Brian Doherty

BOOK REVIEW: Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment: A New Approach to the Firm
Barry Maley

By Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. KleinReviewed by Barry Maley

BOOK REVIEW: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
Peter Saunders

The Righteous Mind:Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion By Jonathon Haidt

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