David Pearl

Greta’s familiar tune

2 November 2019 9:00 am

When I listened to Greta Thunberg’s recent speech at the UN, I was struck by the immediacy of her dystopian…

Harvard’s racist selection process

19 October 2019 9:00 am

You might be surprised to know that Harvard University, along with other American tertiary institutions, routinely and explicitly discriminates on…

Schumpeter’s vision returns

31 August 2019 9:00 am

A prominent economist has written that capitalism is in crisis. Its wealth creation engine is sputtering. Those at the head…

Australian notes

16 March 2019 9:00 am

On academic freedom The dismissal of Tim Anderson from his academic post at the University of Sydney has triggered a…

New prophets of doom

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Picture a scene. A cowed audience is gathered to listen to a wise man.  He tells them that he has…

My civilisation is better than yours

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Am I the only one who finds the Ramsay Western civilisation controversy unedifying? As I read the warring op-eds I…

Over-rating Marx

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Was Karl Max over-rated as a thinker? It was hard not to ask that (provocative) question as I read the…

The death of expertise

7 April 2018 9:00 am

It must have been a joke. The other day, I was looking through the Harvard Magazine and saw a piece…