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Competing Claims and Australia's Economic Future

Stephen Bell, Michael Keating
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Economics

Published

26 February 2018

ISBN

9780522872279

Pages

404

Size

240mm x 156mm

Subjects

Economics

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Fair Share

Competing Claims and Australia's Economic Future

Stephen Bell, Michael Keating
Now is the time for significant economic reform if Australia is to avoid becoming a country of winners and losers
Winners and losers: it's the brutal reality in most advanced economies. Increased inequality, economic stagnation and financial instability are the consequences of technological change, globalisation and the massive increase in financial systems. Governments struggle to deal with the unrest this creates and to resolve competing claims for the spoils of growth.

Australia's egalitarian traditions and past reforms have served the country well, but the risks of weakening demand, stagnating living standards and structural unemployment are growing and require urgent attention. Does Australia have the fiscal and political capacity to achieve a reform agenda?

Can the Australian political system manage these vital changes? Will voters support them? Fair Share ignites the necessary debate to instigate action.
Winners and losers: it's the brutal reality in most advanced economies. Increased inequality, economic stagnation and financial instability are the consequences of technological change, globalisation and the massive increase in financial systems. Governments struggle to deal with the unrest this creates and to resolve competing claims for the spoils of growth.

Australia's egalitarian traditions and past reforms have served the country well, but the risks of weakening demand, stagnating living standards and structural unemployment are growing and require urgent attention. Does Australia have the fiscal and political capacity to achieve a reform agenda?

Can the Australian political system manage these vital changes? Will voters support them? Fair Share ignites the necessary debate to instigate action.

Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Queensland and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.  

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Michael Keating

Michael Keating

Michael Keating is the former head of three Australian Government departments: Employment & Industrial Relations, Finance, and Prime Minister & Cabinet. He is a visiting fellow at the Australian National University and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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