We apologise…

May 10, 2012

From James Paterson

Australia has the world’s best paid public servants. But guess which state has the most? (Hint: it’s where Bob Brown once saw a comet called ‘Global Democracy’.)

Please accept our humble apologies. Last month we put Will Smith on the cover of the IPA Review, as part of our story on the top 20 pro-freedom films you must see. And then he goes and does this.

This great chart from The Atlantic this week tells you everything you need to know about the Euro. It turns out a monetary union with all countries starting with the letter ‘m’ would make more sense!

And if you think Europe really is undertaking radical austerity then you haven’t seen this graph from the National Review Online on Monday. If this is austerity I’d hate to see what the new French President has in mind!

Oxford University is a very serious institution. Which is of course why the penalty for joking about your ‘great rack’ is a four and a half hour inquisition.

How many trees is one dead tree worth? One Victorian council thinks the answer is 200. Native vegetation laws are an outrageous attack on property rights, which is why we were pleased to see at least one state government finally willing to do something about it. (Surprise, surprise, it’s not the state with the most public servants.)

What better way to celebrate Friedrich Hayek’s 113th birthday than by looking at these amazing photographs showing how capitalism transformed East Germany?

If you’re anything like me you’ve wondered why young people are so enthralled with dystopian fiction like The Hunger Games (recently released on the big screen). This long piece in The New Yorker tries to explain. And Learn Liberty reveals the hidden libertarian themes of the recent box-office hit.

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

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