with John Quiggin & Jane R Goodall / chaired by Adam Suckling
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In The Politics of the Common Good, Jane R Goodall argues that we are caught in the throes of a neoliberalism that fails to value the wellbeing of a community. Human welfare comes second to budget surpluses. John Quiggin’s Economics in Two Lessons posits that those very surpluses are only achieved by obscuring the true cost of economic activity; that the much-vaunted markets ignore social opportunity costs. These two authors ask: to what do we ascribe a value in Australia and to what cost?
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Jane R Goodall is an Emeritus Professor with the Writing and Society Research Centre at the Western Sydney University. She has a diverse track record as a writer and commentator on the history and politics of cultural change, and has published both fiction and non-fiction. Her new book is The Politics of the Common Good.
John Quiggin is a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland. He is a prominent research economist and commentator on Australian and international economic policy. He has produced over 2000 publications, including seven books and over 250 refereed journal articles, in fields including decision theory, environmental economics and industrial organisation. His latest book is Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work and Why They Can Fail So Badly.
Adam Suckling is the CEO of the Copyright Agency. His previous roles include the Director of Policy, Corporate Affairs & Community Relation of News Corp and Director of Policy and Corporate Affairs at FOXTEL.