David McKnight, co-convenor of the New Politics Seminar, makes the case for a new social vision – one that addresses the dearth of alternatives to ‘business as usual’ neoliberalism. Social change requires political ideas embedded in an intellectual and moral… more
The love of money may not be the root of all evil, writes Ian McAuley, but it certainly warps our understanding of real wealth
Mark Davis questions the future of neoliberalism with some lessons for the new progressive politics.
The era of neoliberalism may be over, but prospects for a social democratic revival are slimmer than widely assumed, said Lindy Edwards at the Crunchtime Conference.
Are we asking our tax and transfer systems to do too much? Ian McAuley believes we have been trying to use transfer payments to compensate for our economy’s inability to provide enough well-paying jobs – a strategy that can only… more
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… more
Sean Regan writes: The ideal of social and economic integration is one to which few object, at least in public (what is moot is the kind of integration we’d accept). For social democrats ‘fairness’ and ‘prosperity’ are a passable shorthand;… more
CPD Director Miriam Lyons joined Mark Davis, author of Gangland: Cultural Elites and the New Generationalism, to discuss his new book The Land of Plenty at Gleebooks, Sydney on Monday, 15 September. Bookings through Gleebooks.
Anand Kulkarni and George Bougias argue that nation building requires a clearly articulated long term national vision, with a strong aspirational component. In this article, they outline the broad policy imperatives of such a vision