Occasional Papers


Creativity in an Age of Constraint
Lionel Shriver
02 October 2019 | OP172

2019 John Bonython Lecture – Creativity in the Age of Constraint The proliferating dos and don’ts of political correctness, the predations of ‘gotcha’ identity politics and the hypersensitivities of the #MeToo movement are battering and…

What’s happened to the University?
Frank Furedi, Marguerite Johnson, Steven Schwartz
05 February 2018 | OP163

Trigger warnings, cultural appropriation and safe spaces. Who decided to bestow guardian status to Australian universities? And why should we let this proliferation of politically correct ideals become the norm, prescribing, censoring or outright banning…

Liberty and Surveillance: What should governments and private corporations know about you?
Tom Simpson
30 January 2018 | OP162

Whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA hacked the internet as a key part of the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence program. Since these revelations in 2013, legislation has largely served to give a secure legal backing…

After the Welfare State: Politicians Stole Your Future … You Can Get It Back
Tom Palmer
08 April 2013 | OP132

The third title in the Jameson Books-Students for Liberty Series, After the Welfare State: Politicians Stole Your Future … You Can Get It Back is a collection of essays by eminent political economists from around…

Invisible Hand versus Visible Fist: Securing the Future Wealth of Nations
P.J. O'Rourke
01 November 2009 | OP115

In the 25th John Bonython lecture, PJ O’Rourke presents his view of the economic and financial crisis that is shaking the world. In a tour de force from Adam Smith to Bulgarian blue jeans, from…