Right to Know is a great principle to get behind, but why should journalists be given special legal privileges? And wouldn’t they need be licensed? (2:05-19:03) Who would get to distinguish truth from lies in election campaigns under proposed new election advertising? (Hint: not you) (19:03-34:14) This Nobel Prize season the welcome focus on African achievements gets us thinking: how best to secure economic growth in the developing world? (34:14-47:12) Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Andrew Bushnell and the Young IPA Podcast’s Peter Gregory to answer these questions as well as talk about their culture picks including so called whistleblower Edward Snowden’s memoir Permanent Record, Harold Bloom’s national bestseller The Western Canon, classic action film To Live and Die in L.A. and Netflix’s latest season of its Brummie crime drama Peaky Blinders (47:12-1:06:09).
Army’s reports kept secret to avoid flak on social media; The Australian
Liberal MPs complain about GetUp at inquiry into 2019 election; The Guardian
AEC reveals candidate privacy breach, while MPs call for truth in advertising laws; The Age
Promoting peace and reconciliation
Research to help the world’s poor
Can privatisation solve Ethiopia’s problems? Marginal Revolution
The Atlas Network’s Doing Development Differently Project.
Book Review: The White Man’s Burden; The Institute of Public Affairs
Permanent Record; Edward Snowden
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages; Harold Bloom
The Western Canon reviewed by Scott Hargreaves; 100 Great Books of Liberty
List of books recommended by Harold Bloom in the Western Canon; Adelaide University
To Live and Die in L.A; William Friedkin
Peaky Blinders, Netflix