Shock of the century: Russell Brand is on Team Corbyn

August 20, 2015

From James Paterson

New research from the IPA’s Dr Mikayla Novak shows the significant and increasing burden of income taxes on Australian households. Download this IPA Factsheet to learn what’s really hurting the family budget:

And here you can read Mikayla’s full report, Income Tax: Weighing Down the Australian Family Budget.

If you’re unhappy about economic policymaking for the last 30 years there’s one university you definitely shouldn’t blame – the University of Chicago. As the IPA’s Professor Sinclair Davidson explains on Catallaxy Files, these are the real culprits.

Voting is now open in British Labour’s leadership election. If “unreconstructed Trotskyite” Jeremy Corbyn does the impossible, Boris Johnson knows the people to blame for sending the party back to the 1790s – starting with Ed Miliband. And John Roskam’s column in the Australian Financial Review tomorrow says that Corbyn has already changed Britain – whether he gets elected or not. You’ll be shocked to learn Russell Brand is on Team Corbyn.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison must be a Hey-reader. This week the NFL player returned his sons’ participation trophies to their school because he doesn’t think just turning up deserves a prize. Last year John Roskam wrote about getting in trouble for telling his son’s under-8s cricket team who was winning.

And don’t look now – but Hillary Clinton might be in trouble, as Charles Cooke explained in the National Review yesterday. Joe Biden, your party needs you.

Last week we told you about this brilliant essay in The Atlantic on the stifling political correctness on campus. But don’t worry – The Atlantic’s not coming over to the dark side. This is the same publication that dissed Shakespeare last year for being too conservative.

There are some great events coming up around Australia that you might like to attend:

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

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