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Dead Right : How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next - Richard Denniss

Dead Right

How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

Paperback Published: 4th June 2018
ISBN: 9781760640651
Number Of Pages: 128

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In this passionate essay, Richard Denniss argues for a more pragmatic, consultative politics. He asks whether the major parties can find a new, and persuasive, way to talk about the national interest.

The author of Curing Affluenza looks at how neoliberalism ate itself and what comes next. For thirty years, we were told that privatisation and economic reform would be good for everyone. But now the results are in - we have seen public services undermined and corporations gaming the system. Damage has been done to the regional Australia, blue-collar workers and the collective ethos - a language of shared sacrifice has been degraded by lies.

As a result, we are seeing a political backlash against "reform." For the Coalition in particular, this is a threat to unity. In this passionate essay, Richard Denniss argues for a more pragmatic, consultative politics. He asks whether the major parties can find a new, and persuasive, way to talk about the national interest.

About the Author

Dr Richard Denniss was until recently the head of the Australia Institute, and is now its chief economist. He has spent the last twenty years moving between policy-focused roles in academia, federal politics and think-tanks. He is co-author of Affluenza and Minority Policy, the author of Econobabble, and writes regularly for the Australian Financial Review, the Canberra Times and the Monthly.

Excellent analysis! Must read.

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Fantastic book. Great insights into our current economic and policy messes.

Melbourne

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The author clearly explains how neoliberalism has been used by politicians and big business to change Australia from a country with a strong commitment to health, education and welfare and that prided itself on its sense of egalitarianism to one where the failed theory of trickle down economics prevails. He presents a clear argument that the reverse applies to the roles of Joe Hockey's lifters and leaners whereby those that are least able to are bankrolling middle and upperclass welfare in Australia. He also explains that neoliberalism has had its day and that a better future lies ahead for Australia.

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ISBN: 9781760640651
ISBN-10: 1760640654
Series: Quarterly Essay
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 4th June 2018
Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 16.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 70

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