This event is part of Adelaide Writers’ Week.
In The Politics of the Common Good, Jane R Goodall argues that we are caught in the throes of a neoliberalism that fails to value the wellbeing of a community. Human welfare comes second to budget surpluses. John Quiggin’s Economics in Two Lessons posits that those very surpluses are only achieved by obscuring the true cost of economic activity; that the much-vaunted markets ignore social opportunity costs. These two authors ask: to what do we ascribe a value in Australia and to what cost?
Chaired by Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling.