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Blue Poles Writing Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the IPA’s Blue Poles Writing Competition, which asked entrants to explain, in 350 words or less, why the government should NOT sell Jackson Pollock’s $350 million dollar painting ‘Blue Poles’. Each of these entrants is now $350 richer! Remember to stay tuned for more IPA and Generation Liberty writing competitions for chances to win generous prizes and to contribute to the public debate!

These are the winning entries:


The New Iconoclasm

  Two anniversaries that fall in October, both important for lovers of western civilisation, highlight the new iconoclasm at the heart of modern western progressives.


In Defence of Profits Part III

In Part I and Part II of this article, we showed that profits (at least in the absence of coercion or a state-conferred special privilege, such as a subsidy or monopoly right) are not derived from...


In Defence of Profits Part II

In the Part I of this article, we examined the most important reason why profits are not derived from exploiting workers. Essentially, they are an implicit form of interest that workers are willing to pay...


The Free Market at Work: How much for the Apples?

Chances are that when you think of capitalism the great minds of Adam Smith or Milton Friedman spring to mind. Chances are the words ‘growth’ and ‘profit’ may also pop up....