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Quarterly Essay 70: Dead Right

How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next
Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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How did the banks run wild for so long? Why are so many aged-care residents malnourished? And how is it that arms manufacturers sponsor the Australian War Memorial?  

In this passionate essay, Richard Denniss 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 fact, Australians are less equal, and more of us are economically vulnerable. But now that a royal commission has lifted the rug on the reality of corporate regulation, it seems the era of blind faith in free markets is well and truly over. So where to from here?

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.

©2018 Richard Denniss (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Half of the book talks about the Uluru statement and aboriginal affairs. Doesn't match description.