September 1, 2011
From John Roskam| Thursday, 1 September 2011
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:
- Julie Novak, Union tax plan a recipe that will weigh us down – The Canberra Times
- Chris Berg, Forget compassion – our better angels aren’t listening - The Age
- Tim Wilson, The Sunday Debate: Are juries a waste of time? - The Sunday Telegraph
- James Paterson, What matters more: stability or question time? - Spectator Australia
- John Roskam, Handouts favour the few - The Australian Financial Review
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