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In the News

Kiwi PM moves to fight recession without a cash splash

with Robert J. Barrovia Australian
Monday, February 9, 2009

WHILE the US, Australia and Japan spray cash in every direction to stimulate their economies, New Zealand has a novel idea: Why not grow one's way out of recession?...

In the News

Rudd's pudding much too sweet

with Robert J. Barrovia Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, February 6, 2009

The Federal Opposition has, rightly in my view, refused to endorse Kevin Rudd's helicopter dump of an additional $42 billion of cash on the Australian economy...

In the News

Containing the fire of the gods

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia International Herald Tribune
Friday, February 6, 2009

Over 200 years ago, the philosopher Immanuel Kant defined the ultimate choice before mankind: World history would ultimately culminate in universal peace either by moral insight or by catastrophe of a magnitude that left humanity no other choice...

In the News

Whatever happened to the revolution?

with Diane Ravitchvia Sydney Morning Herald
Monday, February 2, 2009

The quip has been doing the rounds since the Big Apple's education chief was invited to Australia...

In the News

System not to blame for financial collapse

with Niall Fergusonvia Dominion Post (New Zealand)
Monday, January 26, 2009

The New Zealand financial system and our finance and capital markets have come under considerable scrutiny over the past year and a half as the international banking sector, the investment markets and some key financial intermediaries have stumbled and fallen...

In the News

Pacifism, Justice and Israel

with Thomas Sowellvia Christian Today Australia
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The ethics of war and peace is a topic requiring great mental and moral dexterity and in-depth analysis. Issues arising over concerns about justice, peace and conflict are complex and multi-levelled...

In the News

More school tests needed, says report

with Diane Ravitchvia Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday, January 15, 2009

STUDENT performance in external tests is the new "bottom line" in education on which schools and teachers will increasingly be judged, a new policy paper from the Australian Council of Educational Research says...

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Economic fix calls for a delicate cocktail

with John B. Taylorvia Age (Australia)
Thursday, January 15, 2009

DON'T believe for one second that we spent up big in the lead-up to Christmas...

Analysis and Commentary

Victory Over Islamism?

by Daniel Pipesvia Hawaii Reporter
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Victims caught in terrorist atrocities perpetrated for Islam typically experience fear, torture, horror, and murder, with sirens screaming, snipers positioning, and carnage in the streets...

In the News

Stimulus handout package attacked

with John B. Taylorvia Australian
Thursday, January 8, 2009

THE $8.4 billion pre-Christmas budget handout is likely not to have any measurable effect on economic performance this year, based on research by one of the world's leading economists...