Is that what passes for heritage listing these days?

November 5, 2015

From Peter Gregory

Clearly 45.9% of Australians haven’t read Professor Ian Plimer’s new book, Heaven and Hell: The Pope condemns the poor to eternal poverty:

Here is Ian on The Bolt Report talking about Heaven and Hell last Sunday. To buy your own copy, click here

The graph above is from a CSIRO report released on Tuesday (full report here). Here is Andrew Bolt’s take.

Why would people believe the government on climate change when scandals like this continue to occur? In Breitbart last Thursday James Delingpole said the next ‘Climategate’ scandal is about to unfold.   

Maybe the rise in Australian climate scepticism is because we have a lot of Volkswagen drivers? A couple of weeks ago Matt Ridley had this excellent piece on the scandal engulfing the car manufacturer.

You’ve probably heard that reality TV stars Darren and Dea Jolly have been fined $180,000 for demolishing a heritage-listed house. In Hey in 2009 we told you about a similar incident. We’re not sure which “heritage-listed” house is worse…

As Michael Pascoe asked in The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, why is “this utterly forgettable little box of a house” subject to a heritage order?

Last week Reason depressingly reported that 63% of American college students supported mandatory trigger warnings on campus. At least the words “politically correct” are now considered not politically correct by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Why are cyclists morally superior to motorists asks Karalee Katsambanis in WA Today on Monday? (And she’s an IPA member!!!) You can imagine the reaction she provoked. Imagine if she said that bike helmets shouldn’t be compulsory? This piece in the WSJ last month is about cycling advocates who believe helmet regulations create long-term health problems

This is why we love The Guardian – this piece yesterday suggested that Twitter should be nationalised. In fact, in 2012 a Slate piece argued that Facebook should be nationalised. Imagine if they nationalised Tinder?

In this month’s Standpoint is this fascinating 1,800 word review by Paul Johnson of the second volume of Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher, Volume Two: Everything She Wants.

The IPA is proud to be hosting the Melbourne launch of Peter Reith’s new book, The Reith Papers, on 26 November. Book here.

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

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