Not the wurst headline

September 19, 2013

From James Paterson

This chart, from The Washington Post on Tuesday, is pretty depressing. It’s from the US Census Bureau and it’s explained here.

Last week we showed you how the Greens like wacky dancing. But don’t forget their wacky policies – this idea from the German Greens is truly mad. (And yes that is a critique of the Greens, in The Guardian, with a truly awesome headline).

At least the Greens don’t want to ban underground dinner parties, like some people in New York City.

Here’s some good news for those of you who are on Facebook and love free speech: your “likes” are constitutionally protected (at least in America). And even more good news – even the Europeans have worked out the welfare state can’t go on.

Here are three great reads this week: the brilliant Matt Ridley in the Wall Street Journal on why the IPCC is scrambling to update their climate change predictions, Ross Terrill (who spoke to IPA premier members in Sydney earlier this year) in the Weekly Standard on Tony Abbott’s foreign policy and Erle Ellis in the New York Times on why overpopulation is just not a problem.

And if you want to read a truly strange article, you can’t go past Thomas Friedman’s latest column in the New York Times. See if you can understand his explanation for why Barack Obama doesn’t have pink hair.

Next Tuesday the IPA will be in Sydney with Janet Albrechtsen to talk about free speech. RSVP here.

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The IPA is currently hiring outstanding policy researchers who are passionate about freedom and passionate about communicating how freedom changes lives. If you’re outstanding and passionate and want to join the staff of the IPA to fight for freedom email a letter introducing yourself and your CV to Hugh Tobin, Deputy Executive Director at [email protected].

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