The Looking Forward Podcast
Special Episode: Dr Peter Ridd

Special Episode: Dr Peter Ridd

June 21, 2019

Dr Peter Ridd joins The Looking Forward Podcast to discuss his legal case with James Cook University, the science of the Great Barrier Reef, the state of academic freedom and scientific research, and what his ordeal means for other academics who want to speak their mind.

Ep 22: Will Facebook’s Libra Kill Off Central Banking?

Ep 22: Will Facebook’s Libra Kill Off Central Banking?

June 19, 2019

What do the Hong Kong protests mean, and why are they so important? (2:17-18:25) Facebook releases Libra - how much of a threat is this to the current banking system and what does it mean for the future of money (18:25-39:34)? And what is regulatory dark matter and why is it holding back Australia's economy? (39:34-46:45) Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by Professor Sinclair Davidson and IPA Research Fellow Kurt Wallace to discuss these topics and share their culture picks including John Wick, Poverty Inc, A podcast from the Mercatus Centre and Solaris.

 

SHOW NOTES: 

Rein in regulators to cut red tape, Kurt Wallace:

https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/media-releases/reign-in-regulators-to-cut-red-tape

John Wick

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911666/

Poverty, Inc.

https://www.povertyinc.org/

Elinor Ostram as an intellectual, podcast from the Mercatus Centre:

https://ppe.mercatus.org/podcasts/06122019/elinor-ostrom-intellectual

Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography, Vlad Tarko:

https://www.amazon.com/Elinor-Ostrom-Intellectual-Vlad-Tarko/dp/1783485892

Solaris, Stanislaw Lem

https://www.bookdepository.com/Solaris-Stanislaw-Lem/9780571311576

 

Ep 21: What Can The State Keep Secret From The Public?

Ep 21: What Can The State Keep Secret From The Public?

June 12, 2019

What have the raids on journalists told us about the state of free speech in Australia, and when are state secrets worth protecting? (1:51-26:28) Some conservatives in America want to break the alliance with libertarians – should Australian conservatives do the same? (26:28-50:12) And are we spending too much on incarceration? (50:12-54:31) Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by Andrew Bushnell and Evan Mulholland to discuss these issues and share their culture picks, including SuperIntelligence, a podcast accompanying Chernobyl, Deadwood and this year’s Reith Lecture.

Show Notes:

'The Pointless Argument Tearing Conservatives Apart - Rich Lowry, Politico

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/06/05/the-pointless-argument-tearing-conservatives-apart-227085 

'Against The Dead Consensus' - Various Authors, First Things

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/03/against-the-dead-consensus 

'Against Peacetime Conservatism' - Will Chamberlain, Human Events

https://humanevents.com/2019/05/31/against-peacetime-conservatism/ 

'Against David French-ism' - Sohrab Ahmari, First Things

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/05/against-david-french-ism 

'AJF White Paper plots law reform pathway for press freedom' - AJF

https://www.journalistsfreedom.com/ajf-white-paper-plots-law-reform-pathway-for-press-freedom/  

SuperIntelligence, by Nick Bostrom

https://www.amazon.com.au/Superintelligence-Dangers-Strategies-Nick-Bostrom-ebook/dp/B00LOOCGB2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr 

Chernobyl, podcast by Craig Mazin and Peter Sagal

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-chernobyl-podcast/id1459712981

Deadwood

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4943998/

‘Law’s Expanding Empire’, a lecture by Jonathan Sumption

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005t85 

Ep 20: The State of our Origins: Would Another ATSIC Solve Anything?

Ep 20: The State of our Origins: Would Another ATSIC Solve Anything?

June 5, 2019

Indigenous Recognition is back in the news – what will this look like and what does it have to do with the national anthem? (1:45-15:52) Scott Morrison visits the Solomon Islands: is this related to Belt and Road, and what should Australia’s response be? (15:52-27:54) Trump’s trade war extends to Mexico, and Australia came close to having tariffs against its goods – where is globalism at in 2019? (27:54-42:11) Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Dr Zachary Gorman and Gideon Rozner to discuss these issues and share what they’ve been reading and watching this week, including 16 Ways To Defend A Walled City, Dangerous Hero, a series of documentaries on the failed Murray Darling Basin Plan and a new paper on the secret discussions which made Canberra our capital city.

SHOW NOTES
16 Ways To Defend A Walled City, K.J. Parker https://www.amazon.com/Sixteen-Ways-Defend-Walled-City/dp/0316270792

Dangerous Hero: Corbyn’s Ruthless Plot for Power, Tom Bower: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dangerous-Hero-Unmissable-investigative-biographer/dp/0008299579

The MDBA’s Man Made Drought, Topher Field: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=327497544604368

“Dished like a dinner” by the Victorians? The 1899 Seat of Government Compact and its Repercussions in the early Australian Commonwealth, Paul Strangio: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ajph.12533

Ep 19: Why Size Doesn’t Matter For So-Called Minor Parties

Ep 19: Why Size Doesn’t Matter For So-Called Minor Parties

May 29, 2019

What can the results of the EU elections tell us about the future of Britain and the rest of Europe? (1:31-20:14) The Australian federal election was called the triumph of the minor parties - but was it? (20:14-36:03) And should professional protestors be stripped of Newstart, and is this even an issue? (36:03-47:30). Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Andrew Bushnell and Richard Allsop to discuss these questions and share what they've been reading and watching this week, including Chernobyl, The System of the Constitution, Catch 22 and Troy Bramston’s new biography of Menzies.

SHOW NOTES:

It's the Values, Stupid, IPA Review article by Andrew Bushnell: https://ipa.org.au/ipa-review-articles/its-the-values-stupid

Chernobyl: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7366338/

The System of the Constitution, by Adrian Vermeule: https://www.amazon.com/System-Constitution-Adrian-Vermeule/dp/0199838453

Catch-22 TV Series: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5056196/

Robert Menzies: The Art Of Politics, by Troy Bramston: https://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/books/robert-menzies

 

 

Ep 18: A Time for Mainstream Australians

Ep 18: A Time for Mainstream Australians

May 22, 2019
Was the upset victory of the Morrison-led Coalition Government a stunning repudiation of the progressive left and its identity politics and climate change obsessions, or a vote by a conservative electorate for steady as she goes? And what does it mean for the populist revolt? (01:38 - 20:43). With a majority in the House and a more amenable Senate, what should be the agenda of the Morrison Government to deliver the prosperity,  opportunity and freedoms sought by mainstream Australia? (20:43 - 35:25). And where should the Centre-Left go now, as its international counterparts continue their lurch to the left? (35:25 - 49:08).
Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Daniel Wild and Gideon Rozner to discuss these issues and share what they’ve been reading, watching and listening to this week, including Seven Types of AtheismThe Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (Dallas, Texas), Valley of the Boom  and Game of Thrones.
 
Valley of the Boom on National Geographic Channel
https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/tv/valley-of-the-boom/
 
Ep 17: Can Capitalism Be Woke?

Ep 17: Can Capitalism Be Woke?

May 15, 2019

Both the Coalition and Labor have the same new home buyers policy, so just how much should the rest of us be panicking? (1:31-15:16) The Israel Folau saga has shown the rise of ‘woke capitalism’ in Australia, why and how should this be combated? (15:16-33:31) US unemployment is now at record lows, so is Donald Trump’s economic agenda working? (33:31-44:46) Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Daniel Wild and Dr Bella d’Abrera to discuss these issues and share what they’ve been reading, watching and listening to this week, including Wandering Earth, Cosi Fan Tutte,  The Captured Economy and Goethe: Life as a Work of Art (44:46-59:27)

Show notes

Latest First Home Buyers Policy Is Shortsighted And Likely To Create A Bubble, Daniel Wild https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/latest-first-home-buyers-policy-is-shortsighted-and-likely-to-create-a-bubble

The Rise of Woke Capital, Ross Douthat

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/opinion/corporate-america-activism.html

The Wandering Earth, Liu Cixin

https://www.amazon.com.au/Wandering-Earth-Classic-Science-Collection-ebook/dp/B00CXUKNA2 

Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart

https://opera.org.au/home/productions/cosi-fan-tutte/cheat-sheet

The Captured Economy, Brink Lindsey & Steven M. Teles

https://www.amazon.com/Captured-Economy-Powerful-Themselves-Inequality/dp/019062776X

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art, Rüdiger Safranski

https://www.amazon.com/Goethe-Life-as-Work-Art/dp/0871404907

Ep 16: Vote Early and Vote Often

Ep 16: Vote Early and Vote Often

May 8, 2019

The ALP has recommitted to an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, what will this actually turn out to be, and why does this divisive policy never go away? (1:42-15:36) The Adani mine enters it sixth year since approval but still is in purgatory, why won't governments let it be built? (15:36-29:24) And the millionth early voter will cast their ballot today - does early voting help or hurt our democracy? (29:24-42:32) Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by Andrew Bushnell and Morgan Begg to discuss these issues and share what they've been reading and watching this week, including Persecution and Tolerance, Cracks in the Ivory Towers, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

SHOW NOTES

Persecution and Tolerance by Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama: https://www.amazon.com/Persecution-Toleration-Religious-Cambridge-Economics/dp/1108441165 

Cracks in the Ivory Tower, by Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness: https://www.amazon.com/Cracks-Ivory-Tower-Higher-Education-ebook/dp/B07NYT5P7C 

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, by Shoshana Zuboff: https://www.amazon.com/Age-Surveillance-Capitalism-Future-Frontier/dp/1610395697

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2481498/

 

Ep 15: Zero Inflation And Our Failing Institutions

Ep 15: Zero Inflation And Our Failing Institutions

May 1, 2019

Australia has reached zero inflation – has this killed off modern monetary theory? (1:17-19:52) What can we make of Bill Shorten and Elizabeth Warren’s policy on childcare, and what should policy be? (19:52-36:55) And what does the apparent success of Clive Palmer’s advertising blitz say for the future of small parties in Australia and the concerns of the Australian voters? (36:55-49:56) Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Daniel Wild and Kurt Wallace to discuss these questions and share what they’ve been reading, watching and listening to this week, including Trumponomics, The Virtue of Nationalism, The Rise of Victimhood Culture and Russian Doll (49:56-1:09:34)

Show Notes

Trumponomics by Stephen Moore & Art Laffter, https://www.amazon.com/Trumponomics-Inside-America-Revive-Economy/dp/1250193710

The Virtue of Nationalism, by Youram Hazony, https://www.amazon.com/Virtue-Nationalism-Yoram-Hazony/dp/1541645375

Youram Hazony on The Rubin Report, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwO4iMcJak4

The Rise of Victimhood Culture, by Bradley Campbell & Jason Manning: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-rise-of-victimhood-culture-bradley-campbell/prod9783319703282.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5J_mBRDVARIsAGqGLZCyjrrKPgu2a8XGO3BXHqIpTDQzzMCqqLMf_bWXIQRui427iukCyhwaAltFEALw_wcB

Russian Doll: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7520794/

Ep 14: The Lasting Effects Of The Peter Ridd Case

Ep 14: The Lasting Effects Of The Peter Ridd Case

April 24, 2019

Dr Peter Ridd has won his legal battle with James Cook Univeristy, what does this mean for academic freedom in Australia? (1:34-19:15) The Mueller report has been released - will there be impeachment and is this a good strategy for Democrats? (19:15-37:25) And GetUp! are now a major political force in Australia, what should the centre-right's response be? (37:25-51:09) Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Dr Aaron Lane and Gideon Rozner to discuss these issues and share what they've been reading, watching or listening to this week, including a new translation of The New Testament, Brexit: The Uncivil War, The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments and The Aftermath (51:09-1:04:38)

Show Notes:

The New Testament: A Translation, by David Bentley Hart: https://www.amazon.com/New-Testament-David-Bentley-Hart/dp/0300186096

Brexit: The Uncivil War: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8425058/

he Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments, by Gertrude Himmelfarb: https://www.amazon.com/Roads-Modernity-British-American-Enlightenments/dp/1400077222

The Aftermath: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5977276/ 

Year Zero: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma: https://www.amazon.com/Year-Zero-History-Notable-Adults/dp/1594204365