October 11, 2012
From James Paterson
But I guess that isn’t as bad as charging kids for the privilege of playing outside, as Glen Eira Council in Victoria is doing.
If you’re feeling smug about driving a Prius, then it’s about time you read this academic study. It’s been a bad week for the green movement – even Al Gore has abandoned his investments in renewable energy!
The American Enterprise Institute has been running a great contest for the best free enterprise video. Here’s their winner. This was our favourite, and this is the cleverest. This article in the Wall Street Journal last week would have made a great topic for a video: How Capitalism Can Save Art.
At the IPA we worry a lot about America – particularly when sitting presidents facing an unprecedented debt crisis put out campaign ads like this. (If you watch that, you must read Mark Steyn’s response). But this graph in this recent Economist article shows exactly why America will bounce back long before Europe does. Soon even Cuba might be a better place to do business than the EU! (Looks like they’re following China’s lead, 30 years later).
This is an amazing long read. It’s from Vanity Fair’s November edition. It’s about an Australian who found his long-lost family using Google Earth. Really.
This month Connor Court Publishing is releasing a new biography on Bert Kelly, perhaps the most important Australian parliamentarian of the 20th century. If you’re in Adelaide you can attend the launch on Tuesday 16th October, or join us in Melbourne on Thursday 25th October.
Here’s what else the IPA said this week:
- Simon Breheny, Privacy impact assessment on data retention released – FreedomWatch
- Simon Breheny, 45th Alfred Deakin Lecture: the good and the bad – FreedomWatch
- Chris Berg, We do not need an internet overlord – The Drum
- Simon Breheny, Government’s creeping hand – The Canberra Times
- Simon Breheny, Facebook defamed over defamation – FreedomWatch
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