Tag Archives: economic growth

My article in today’s Guardian – The United States of Australia?

Are we witnessing the emergence of the United States of Australia? Australia can have its cake and eat it too, because a healthy and materially secure population will repay enormous economic dividends. Instead, we’re going further down the US pathin … Continue reading

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Great article by Bob Douglas

This article highlights how broken our political process is and provides a critical example of how issues that both major parties agree on (or ignore) are virtually removed from democratic scrutiny. I wrote an article related to this one in … Continue reading

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New article in The Conversation: More pie in the sky – economic progress no slice of life

Published today in The Conversation. More pie in the sky – economic progress no slice of life By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne In the verbal volley between Gillard and Abbott, Swan and Hockey, there is a conversation that we … Continue reading

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New Matilida article: Are Growth And Consumption Our Enemies?

I’ve just had an article published in New Matilda. The article is reproduced below. Thanks to the folks at New Matilda. Are Growth And Consumption Our Enemies? Professor Ross Garnaut recently argued that those of us interested in sustainability must … Continue reading

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