To enjoy prosperity into the future, Australia needs to establish an reform strategy that goes beyond economic policy and is underpinned by agreed basic understandings across political and social divides — a new ‘Australian settlement’.
Magna Carta: Talisman of Liberty Barry Maley
We Australians justifiably rejoice in a degree of freedom, well-being, prosperity, lawfulness and peace that are the envy of the world. But we rarely stop to consider that our way of life is a creation with a history. Understanding how it came about is vital to the will to protect and to cherish.
While the genuineness of Pope Francis’s concern for those in poverty is unquestionable, Dr. Samuel Gregg argues that many of the economic ideas expressed in his encyclical Laudato Si’ not only reflect flawed thinking about the nature of free markets but are also unlikely to substantially address the economic challenges faced by those who he seeks to helps.