On Liberty | Season 3 – The Centre for Independent Studies

On Liberty | Season 3


Join CIS every Wednesday at 12:30 pm AEST for On Liberty. Our weekly live-stream is hosted by Salvatore Babones, who hosts wide-ranging discussions with the great and the good on how current political affairs affect Australian society. For your chance to question CIS researchers and other guests, join us live on YouTube and Facebook each week.

ep.41. | Peter Murphy| Biden shows he is no Barack Obama

On the show this Wednesday, Professor Peter Murphy joins us to discuss his book The Political Economy of Prosperity: Successful Societies and Productive Cultures. Prof. Murphy talks to us about the paradoxes that shape our daily lives. Anyone who has ever been asked to “do more with less” or engage in “creative destruction” has had to embrace paradox to promote productivity. But is it really that easy?

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ep.40. | John Lee| Biden shows he is no Barack Obama

We welcomed former CIS scholar John Lee. Recently writing in The Australian, John highlighted the new US administration has not removed Trump’s tariffs and other economic measures against China. Instead it has reaffirmed a previous assessment by then secretary of state Mike Pompeo that genocide is being committed in Xinjiang and the US Navy recently sailed a guided-missile destroyer through the Taiwan Straits.

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ep.39. | Joshua  Forrester | Safe from Harm: “Concept Creep” and the Threat to Liberty

On the show this week is Joshua Forrester. Joshua joins us to discuss how words like harm and safety have been redefined by political activists to attack fundamental freedoms. ” Join us as we explore the importance of language for practical politics. 

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ep.38. | Lydia Khalil | China’s COVID Digital Authoritarianism

Lydia Khalil: Lydia discussed how the coronavirus gave China the opportunity to put “tech-enabled authoritarianism” into practice on a large scale. She warned that those who praise China’s coronavirus response risk promoting “a growing acceptance of mass surveillance, habituation to restrictions on liberties and fewer checks on the collection and use of personal data by the state, even after the public health crisis subsides.”

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Season 2 | 22 more episodes here

On Liberty was started on 1 April 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic . Our weekly live-stream, hosted by Salvatore Babones, aimed to host wide-ranging discussions with the great and the good on how the Coronavirus pandemic affected Australian society and those further afield. The show was made with the goal to keep you, our CIS members, up-to-date with what the CIS was up to.  And to give you the chance to ask your questions of CIS researchers and other guests, during these unprecedented times. The show was so successful we were able to continue on for more episodes, join us live on YouTube and Facebook each week – Wednesday at 12:30 pm AEST

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Season 1 | 15 more episodes here

On Liberty was started on 1 April 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic . Our weekly live-stream, hosted by Salvatore Babones, aimed to host wide-ranging discussions with the great and the good on how the Coronavirus pandemic affected Australian society and those further afield. The show was made with the goal to keep you, our CIS members, up-to-date with what the CIS was up to.  And to give you the chance to ask your questions of CIS researchers and other guests, during these unprecedented times. The show was so successful we were able to continue on for more episodes, join us live on YouTube and Facebook each week – Wednesday at 12:30 pm AEST

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