John Roskam


John Roskam has been the Executive Director of the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs since 2004. Before joining the IPA he taught political theory at the University of Melbourne. He was previously the Executive Director of The Menzies Research Centre in Canberra, has been a senior adviser and chief of staff to federal and state education ministers, and was the manager of government and corporate affairs for a global mining company.

His publications include “Australia's Education Choices” (with Professor Brian Caldwell), ‘Terrorism and Poverty’ in “Blaming Ourselves”, ‘Liberalism and Social Welfare’ in “Liberalism and the Australian Federation”, and ‘The Liberal Party and the Great Split’ in “The Split Fifty Years Later.”

His fortnightly column appears in The Australian Financial Review. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Australian Journal of Public Administration, and Connor Court Publishing, and the Advisory Board of The Centre for Advanced Journalism at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia in Victoria, and is an Honorary Fellow of Campion College.

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Magna Carta: The Tax Revolt that Gave Us Liberty
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,960. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015 by Institute of Public Affairs. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
The Magna Carta is a founding document of individual liberty, the rule of law, and parliamentary democracy. In this accessible and engaging book, Chris Berg and John Roskam explain what the Magna Carta is, where it came from, and why it matters.

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constitution    democracy    england    liberty    medieval    tax    taxation