November 21, 2017

I've a piece in today's Canberra Times: 'When politicians speak of 'mum and dad', they don't mean normal mums and dads'.

Obviously, this phrase has an important purpose: to remind citizens that investment and commerce are not purely corporate. It introduces a suburban,...

November 7, 2017

I've an essay in the latest New Philosopher magazine, "A Commodified World". 

I argue that consumerism isn't simply consuming, having too much, or being 'materialistic'. Instead, it's a very specific approach to the world.

[C]onsumerism can’t be defined simply as satisfy...

November 7, 2017

Recently some have accused the church or politicians of losing "moral authority" in the same-sex marriage debate.

But what is moral authority, and what does it mean to lack it? I explored this in today's Canberra Times:

[M]oral authority is better understood, at least in...

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