Pauline Hanson’s ‘neo-Austrian’ economic brain

by Philip Dorling

Philip Dorling, a Senior Researcher at The Australian Institute, investigates the growing influence of the American “alt-right” on One Nation’s new economic thinking.

One Nation’s new economic advisor, Darren Nelson, has worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and with radical free-market think-tanks in America, including one associated with the notorious Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. These groups’ ‘neo-Austrian’ or ‘anarcho-capitalist’ ideas are far from One Nation policies such as opposition to free trade, taxing multinationals, industry subsidies and plans for a “people’s bank”.

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