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. fiscal development primarily else. yet is that this quite what we, the folk, wish? Does it make our lives and our groups better?

If the excessive monks of economics wish the credits for Australia’s financial development over the past 3 a long time, they have to additionally put on the blame for the social destruction that has followed it – the devastation of as soon as filthy rich commercial centres and the suburbs they sustained, as factories closed and employees have been pressured to desert their trades. The social expenses of this ‘economic modernisation’ were significant, yet at the present time are almost 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J’accuse opposed to the folk whose abandonment of ethical coverage making has ripped the center out of Australia’s outdated business groups, robbed the rustic of producing knowhow, reversed our nationwide ethos of egalitarianism and damaged the feel of universal objective that after existed among rulers and ruled.

Those in strength, Dennis Glover argues, needs to abandon the concept a greater society is only approximately providing members extra cash of their wallet. What we desperately desire is a talk concerning the lives, operating stipulations, jobs and groups we'd like for ourselves and our households – and we have to decide upon 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 staff. He grew up in Doveton sooner than learning at Monash collage and King’s university, Cambridge, the place he used to be presented a PhD in historical past. He has labored for 2 a long time as a tutorial, newspaper columnist, political adviser and speechwriter to hard work leaders and senior ministers.

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