I wrote a couple of posts for the IEA last week on some topics you might be interested in. I forgot to mention them here at the time.
Firstly, I responded to some complaints about the new 'anti-sockpuppet clause', pointing out that the idea is to stop taxpayers' money being used to fund political campaigns, not to stop charities giving advice to politicians.
Secondly, I assessed the Guardian's claim that 'Australians are ditching cigarettes at record levels' thanks to plain packaging. As the chart below shows, tobacco sales are falling at the usual rate. If anything, plain packaging did its best to reverse that trend.