Join Richard Denniss as he discusses his latest book ‘Big: The Role of the State in the Modern Economy’
Note: Ticket price includes a copy of the book ‘Big: The Role of the State in the Modern Economy’
In Australia today, the Prime Minister and his Cabinet spend more time picking small fights than solving large problems.
Scott Morrison wants to spend a lot more money on defence, the business community wants more spending on infrastructure and education, an ageing population wants better health and aged care, and young Australians want more action on climate change and affordable housing.
Each problem requires more public spending, but for decades Australians have been told that the less government spends, the better their lives will be.
The reality is taxes and government spending don’t ruin the economy, they reshape it.
Ahead of the 2022 federal election join us for a gripping conversation on how we can reshape Australia for the better.
The Australia Institute is one of the country’s leading independent think tanks and chief economist Dr Richard Denniss is one of Australia’s most prominent public intellectuals, the author of several books including: Econobabble, Curing Affluenza and Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next?
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