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Need for cheaper housing | Institute of Public Affairs Australia

Strong political will needed for cheaper housing | Institute of Public Affairs Australia.

In my Mail Box:

From James Paterson | Thursday, 24 October 2013

Last week we told you about how free markets make everything better. So it’s only fair and balanced that we tell you the other side of the story too. Government regulation makes everything worse:

For a great explanation of why governments have made housing expensive, read this from our very own Dr Alan Moran.

Our very own Sinclair Davidson, also a professor at RMIT, was recognised on Monday for hismammoth contribution to public debate. Here are three of Sinclair’s best hits:

  • The time he exposed Treasury for using misleading graphs and data to justify stimulus spending during the global financial crisis
  • The time he exposed the Rudd and Gillard governments’ failed mining tax
  • And his demolition of the Rudd government’s mad FuelWatch scheme

What happens to Nobel prize winners in economics after they win? This fascinating study suggests they learn to love freedom more. (Maybe it’s the tax bill on their prize money that does it?)

And who knew tennis star Andre Agassi was a closet fan of the free market?

This excellent Spectator cover article by Matt Ridley on climate change demonstrates exactly why you should purchase your ticket to see him live at the IPA in Melbourne on Thursday, 14 November.

Meanwhile, this is a great article…in The Age…by an art critic and academic…on how terrible Canberra is and the folly of government planning. I wouldn’t believe me either.

Hate the Nanny State? Then you’ll love this completely free online 1 hour 45 minute documentaryfrom 2009, Fat Head, which exposes the flawed arguments of paternalists.

If you’re in Melbourne next Thursday don’t miss this important discussion of a new book from Connor Court, co-edited by the IPA’s Tim Wilson, Turning left or right.

Here’s what else the IPA said this week:

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