Archived publication for 2006
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The Rosetta stone of development economics: Economic freedom and how much money you can make from it

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Marshall L. Stocker

Socially responsible investments are not what you think.

Back to Basics: Why government funding of science is a waste of our money

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Sinclair Davidson

The notion that throwing an infinite amount of money at public research will somehow, at some time, automatically lead to some benefit is a myth. The government spends a substantial amount on public science and innovation. It is not clear that any...

Greed WAS good: Australia since the 1980s

FACTS

In 2006, with a renewed national focus on improvements to Australia’s tax and industrial relations systems, it is worthwhile revisiting the last great period of reform...

2007 SA State Budget Opportunity Squandered

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mike Nahan

Since 2000, GST revenue distributed to the States has increased at an average annual rate of more than 9 per cent-a huge and unexpected gain. As a result, South Australia is awash with money at levels unanticipated by the architects of the new tax...

In search of Smith's legacy

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Chris Berg reviews Adam Smith and the Pursuit of Perfect Liberty

The GST: Good try but no banana

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mike Nahan

The GST's prognosis is not good.

Bureaucratic ego and Aboriginal unemployment

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tony Cutcliffe

The failure of policy from all shades and levels of government is obvious to any person with even the most superficial appreciation of the dynamics of Aboriginal Australia.

Media needs major reform, not minor tweaking

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Proposals for media reform are same old same old. What is needed is massive radical deregulation.

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