About Mark Davis

Mark Davis

Dr Mark Davis is a co-editor with Miriam Lyons of CPD’s recent publication More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now. Mark is also the author of The Land Of Plenty: Australia in the 2000s and Gangland: Cultural Elites and the New Generationalism. He is well-known as a cultural and political commentator, and is Director of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Posts by Mark Davis

‘Crunchtime’: Bringing together the best policy minds to discuss Australia’s future

The Centre for Policy Development co-hosted ‘Crunchtime: Australia’s policy future’, Australia’s first progressive think-tank conference. Impressive speakers like Anne Pettifor, Julian Disney and CPD fellows Steve Keen, David McKnight and Mark Davis shared their insights for Australia’s policy future. Read Fiona Cameron’s Crunchtime report

An Economic Fool’s Paradise

CPD Fellow Mark Davis considers the prospect of a humane market economy: Neoliberals have provided the populist front end for attacks on the welfare system and the privatisation-by-stealth of unemployment services, child care, education and health care, while neoclassicals have provided the back-office grunt. Lost in the revisionism and myth-makingmore