The 17 year old who’s crazier than Kevin Rudd

June 27, 2013

From James Paterson

As you might have heard Australia has a new prime minister. In case you forgot how bad he was, read Chris Berg’s forensic analysis of the Rudd Government from the March 2009 IPA Review, and Sinclair Davidson’s demolition of Rudd’s response to the GFC in the August 2010 edition.

This kid sounds like he’s been listening to Kevin Rudd too much. His real quote in this amazing New York Times story after he was denied becoming student president at his high school sounds eerily familiar:

“Students call me every night, asking me to keep fighting. They’ve compared this to China, Russia, Venezuela.”

Then again, maybe he’s right and America is becoming like a dictatorship – you can’t even rescue a bald eagle without jail time these days. And it’s now apparently compulsory to mow your front lawn in Chicago. But on the bright side the scourge of police describing suspects based on gender is about to end.

If you’re already looking forward to the new Superman movie, here’s another reason: it’s pro-freedom!

If you’re in Melbourne on Tuesday, 2 July at 6.30pm come to what will be a great event: Nick Minchin launching a new book by Professor Bob Carter and The Age cartoonist John Spooner, ‘Taxing Air: Facts and Fallacies About Climate Change’. Details here.

And on 24 July John Roskam will help Connor Court launch the new biography of former NSW Premier Nick Greiner in Melbourne – RSVP here.

There’s just a few days left till June 30 – so now’s the perfect time to make a tax-deductible donation to the IPA’s End of Financial Year Appeal.

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:


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