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Top 7 Australian Political Gaffes

Policy making is serious business, but sometimes we’re allowed a few laughs at our politicians. Here are 7 cringeworthy moments from Australia’s politicians that we just don’t want to forget.



Globalisation: Still the Best Chance for the World’s Poor

The Guardian recently published an editorial reiterating many of the concerns of both the populist right and regressive left: that ever-greater global integration and competition has been to the benefit...


Castro’s Cuba

After more than fifty years of torture, murder, and imprisonment, Fidel Castro has died and most of the world has breathed a collective sigh of relief. In Miami, the large community of exiled Cubans took...


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...


7 Myths About Capitalism

1. Capitalism promotes inequality The first important task in rebutting the slur that capitalism results in inequality is to question the premise. Claims of inequality in free economies are grossly...


Campus Censorship Damages our Democracy

Harvey Silverglate, Harvard-educated New York lawyer and co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has spent 50 years as a litigator battling bureaucratic tyranny.


Government Regulation is Hurting Our Future

The claim that the economy is somehow “rigged,” structured in a way that denies everyone the ability to thrive, is common.


Should Theresa May be like Margaret Thatcher?

The United Kingdom has a new Conservative prime minister and she’s a woman. Cue the inevitable comparisons to the country’s only other female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, who resided behind 10...

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Opinion: Political correctness is insidiously evil and downright destructive

Winter is coming. The most insidiously evil and downright destructive political movement we’ll ever see is before us. It’s colder, harsher, and more damaging to western civilisation than anything...