In the 5th Annual CIS Acton Lecture on Religion & Freedom, Ian Harper explores the moral basis of market capitalism––its strengths and weaknesses––and defends the view that there is nothing morally suspect about market capitalism per se.
Christian Morality and Market Capitalism. Friends or Foes?
21 October 2003 | OP87
16 April 2019 | OP170
It can feel safer avoiding conversations on social issues that can be landmines at the best of times. But the longer those who believe in freedom and responsibility sit on the sidelines, the longer we give free rein for others to shape the debate. Where we can start to shift debate is on the role of government and other institutions…READ MORE
28 November 2018 | OP169
Conversation with The Australian’s Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan and CIS senior research fellow Peter Kurti on the intellectual, historical and cultural case for belief in God. Australia and many parts of the West are losing faith in God. And yet the Judeo-Christian tradition has created and underpinned the moral and legal fabric of Western Civilisation. Where the moral certainties that underpin Australia’s institutions and laws are…READ MORE
22 November 2018 | OP168
University campuses throughout the West are in the grip of a troubling social phenomenon, now in danger of spreading beyond the ivy walls. Once bastions of intellectual rigour and freedom of thought, universities have become closed-minded and self-censoring, pandering to what appear from the outside to be ridiculously heightened sensitivities and undeserved entitlement. Safe spaces, trigger warnings and counselling on…READ MORE
11 September 2018 | OP167
The 2018 Helen Hughes Lecture explains why and how universities are fuelling the corrosive identity politics phenomena that is sweeping western countries. With a mix of erudition and common sense, Claire Lehmann — the founder and editor-in-chief of renowned online magazine Quillette — unpacks complicated academic theories and draws laser-sharp attention to the impact these theories have on contemporary society…READ MORE
26 July 2018 | OP166
Based on the remarks made by former Prime Minister John Howard at the launch of The Centre for Independent Studies’ new Culture, Prosperity and Civil Society Program at the CIS’s Sydney office in July 2018 This hour long ‘Conversation About Culture’ ranged over many of the important topics that are at the heart of contemporary social, economic and political debates…READ MORE