The Looking Forward Podcast
Ep 23: Should GoFundMe Repent?

Ep 23: Should GoFundMe Repent?

June 26, 2019

What is the fallout of GoFundMe's decision to remove Israel Folau's fundraising campaign from its website? (1:33 - 29:04) Donald Trump launches his 2020 campaign - what should his election strategy be? (29:04 - 41:33) And what does Scott Morrison's recent speech on red tape mean for Australia's economy? (41:33-52:34) Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Daniel Wild and Renee Gorman to discuss these questions and share their culture picks for the week, including The Whitlams, a new book by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, Child's Play and the Cricket World Cup.

SHOW NOTES:

The collection of the IPA’s work on red tape

https://ipa.org.au/research-areas/red-tape

The Death Camp of Tolerance South Park episode

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0705969/

Love This City, The Whitlams

https://open.spotify.com/album/3sIHMtI9WworI4PRHWuTeB

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg

https://www.amazon.com.au/One-Too-Small-Make-Difference-ebook/dp/B07R996JNV/ref=sr_1_3?qid=1561531620&refinements=p_27%3AGreta+Thunberg&s=books&sr=1-3

Child’s Play

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8663516/

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