What happens when governments run guns?

September 1, 2011

From John Roskam| Thursday, 1 September 2011

The IPA made front-page news again this week, with the launch of our new Work Reform and Productivity Unit, headed by The Hon. John Lloyd PSM. Read our media release here.

If you want to know why the IPA is entering the industrial relations debate, it is because of cases like this and statistics like these.

Wondering what the Taiwanese are making of the Craig Thomson scandal? Wonder no longer. (It is from the guys who did that bizarre Tiger Woods video).

There’s a great new documentary about Ayn Rand coming out in October which explores the newfound interest in her classic 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged, and argues Rand’s predictions about America are sadly coming true. Watch the trailer here.

Fast and Furious is a fictional movie and a real government operation. It’s been a huge story in the US this week as the plan to sell guns to criminals to track them has become a disaster. The Heritage Foundation explored the madness yesterday.

If you are not sick of hearing about US government debt, this article by author John Steele Gordon in the Wall Street Journal on Monday explains exactly how to bring it under control.

Ever wondered what Barack Obama reads on his holidays? This list is from the National Review last week. The left-wing Mother Jones has done the same for Rick Perry. A fascinating book about Perry’s scientific campaign techniques was released last week – here’s an interview of the author from the New York Times.

Looking for something long to read? Try this great piece from the latest edition of the City Journal about how teaching people about the foundations of Western Civilisation is both important – and profitable. (Here’s the company’s website). The videos from our recent Genius of Western Civilisation symposium will be on our website soon.

Here’s more of what the IPA said this week:

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