Richard Denniss Quarterly Essay Tour

How did the big banks get away with so much for so long? Why are so many aged-care residents malnourished? And when did arms manufacturers start sponsoring the Australian War Memorial?

Richard Denniss’s new Quarterly Essay, Dead Right: How neoliberalism ate itself and what happens next, explores what neoliberalism has done to Australian society. For decades, we have been told that the private sector does everything better, that governments can’t afford to deliver the services they once could, but that security and prosperity for all are just around the corner.

In Dead Right, Denniss looks at ways to renew our democracy and discusses everything from the fragmenting Coalition to an idea of the national interest that goes beyond economics.