Hamilton publishes and comments on a range of environmental, social and economic issues, and regularly appears in the Australian media. He offers a critique of modern capitalism and consumerism. He is the author of Growth Fetish, Scorcher and Silencing Dissent. His latest book The Freedom Paradox is a critiqe of both economic liberalism and the unintended consequences of the social movements of the 60s. He draws on European and Eastern philosophy to argue that we lack inner freedom and proposes a moral theory that shuns moral relativism and religious faith.
Hamilton has a BA in Pure Mathematics from the Australian National University, a BEc (First Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Sydney and a PhD in economics from the University of Sussex.