The Looking Forward Podcast
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/