An Economy is Not a Society: Winners and Losers in the New by Dennis Glover

By Dennis Glover

In glossy Australia, productiveness is all that issues, our leaders let us know. monetary development mainly else. yet is that this fairly what we, the folk, wish? Does it make our lives and our groups better?

If the excessive clergymen of economics wish the credits for Australia’s financial development over the past 3 many years, they have to additionally put on the blame for the social destruction that has followed it – the devastation of as soon as filthy rich business centres and the suburbs they sustained, as factories closed and staff have been pressured to desert their trades. The social expenses of this ‘economic modernisation’ were gigantic, yet this present day are nearly missed. The fracturing of groups maintains apace.

An financial system isn't really a Society is a passionate and private J’accuse opposed to the folks whose abandonment of ethical coverage making has ripped the center out of Australia’s outdated commercial groups, robbed the rustic of producing knowhow, reversed our nationwide ethos of egalitarianism and damaged the experience of universal goal that when existed among rulers and ruled.

Those in strength, Dennis Glover argues, needs to abandon the concept a greater society is only approximately providing contributors extra cash of their wallet. What we desperately want is a talk in regards to the lives, operating stipulations, jobs and groups we need for ourselves and our households – and we have to pick out a destiny that's designed to profit the entire Australian humans, not only some.

Dennis Glover is the son and brother of Dandenong manufacturing facility employees. He grew up in Doveton earlier than learning at Monash college and King’s university, Cambridge, the place he was once offered a PhD in background. He has labored for 2 many years as an instructional, newspaper columnist, political adviser and speechwriter to hard work leaders and senior ministers.

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