The only Trump endorsement you need

July 21, 2016

From Morgan Begg

New research from the McKinsey Global Institute released this month helps to explain Brexit and the rise of Trump. In its analysis of 25 advanced economies, including Australia, the MGI found that:

This is why it is so important to tackle Australia’s $176bn of red tape to unleash prosperity. Visit the IPA’s new Cut Red Tape Project website to find out more.

This is what happens when wind farms power your economy:


Energy prices have skyrocketed in South Australia, after the state government pushed so hard for unreliable wind power. As Judith Sloan wrote in The Australian on Tuesday, this goes to the heart of the folly of renewables.

When the legendary Dr Arthur Laffer says Trump will win in a “Reagan-like landslide” this election, you should listen. You can watch the address on the Lessons from the Reagan Revolution Dr Laffer gave to the IPA in Melbourne in 2015.

The long read this week is a fascinating 4,600 word piece in The American Interest this month from moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt, which examines when and why nationalism beats globalism.

Our Sydney launch of Andrew Bolt’s new book – Worth Fighting For – last Friday was a hit! If you weren’t one of the more than 400 attendees, you can watch the video on the A-Pac site, featuring Andrew, John Roskam, Janet Albrechtsen and Rowan Dean:

Article of the week

The fantastic Matt Ridley in The Times on Monday details how government intervention worsens inequality and entrenches wealth and privilege.

IPA Staff Pick

Each week an IPA staff member shares what they have enjoyed recently. Today: Brett Hogan 

In this 1992 article from Jonathan Rauch, which first coined the term “demosclerosis“, he describes the “inevitable process as democracies age” which eventually leads to government smothering adaptation, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is just as powerful and relevant now as it was 24 years ago.

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

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