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Daniel Halliday

Daniel Halliday works mainly on topics at the intersection of political philosophy and economics, with a special focus on markets, taxation, and inequality. He is the author of The Inheritance of Wealth: Justice, equality, and the right to bequeath, published by Oxford University Press in 2018. Daniel is also working on a co-authored textbook about the moral foundations of capitalism. He has a PhD in philosophy from Stanford University, and has been teaching at Melbourne University since 2011.

Daniel Halliday reviews 'Decolonizing Universalism: A transnational feminist ethic' by Serene J. Khader

January–February 2020, no. 418 05 September 2019
In November 2001, the United States – along with Australia and its other allies – prepared to embark on the now notorious military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. At the time, some effort was made to justify these actions to the American public. It fell to Laura Bush, the First Lady, to deliver the apparently feminist case for the so-called War on Terror. Speaking on national radio, Bush f ... (read more)

'Why do politicians find tax justice so hard?' by Daniel Halliday

May 2019, no. 411 21 April 2019
As part of his budget speech to the House of Representatives in April, Josh Frydenberg, the federal treasurer, announced that his suite of policy changes would ‘deliver better outcomes for all Australians’. Such talk is par for the course in parliamentary democracies. Everyone knows that a large portion of the electorate voted against the policy positions of any incumbent government. Yet no ... (read more)