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Welcome to the Oligarchs Project

Promo Photo2I am a UNSW academic and author of the best selling Cambridge University Press book ‘How to Argue with an Economist: Re-opening political debate in Australia”.

I am doing a research project into the power of big business in Australian politics. The project has been crystallising my thoughts about what a post-neoliberal economics might look like. I will be using this blog to share my findings and thoughts as they unfold.

Latest Opinion Piece on ABC Website: Labor is fighting a false war that overlooks its real challenge

Bill Shorten and Anthony AlbaneseLabor’s election post-mortem delivered a mixed message on the party’s key strategic challenge, setting the scene for an ongoing battle within the party over how to balance the views of its inner city and outer urban constituencies.

However the terms of this debate set the scene for a false war and risk distracting the party from finding the solutions to the real challenge it faces.

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