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Econobabble Book Tour: Melbourne

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State Library of Victoria, Conversation Quarter

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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How to Decode Political Spin and Economic Nonsense

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Econobabble, a fully updated and expanded edition of Richard Denniss’s clear, witty guide to understanding political jargon about the economy.

‘Economics is like a tyre lever: it can be used to solve a problem, or to beat someone over the head.’

What is econobabble?

We hear it every day, when politicians and commentators use incomprehensible economic jargon to dress up their self-interest as the national interest, to make the absurd seem inevitable or the inequitable seem fair. This book exposes the stupid arguments, bizarre contradictions and complete lack of evidence upon which much ‘common sense’ about the economy rests in Australia.

In this fully updated and expanded edition, Richard Denniss demolishes the tired and misleading arguments of right-wing economic ‘experts’ with humour and precision, empowering you to cut through the babble and reach the truth.

The Australia Institute is one of the country's leading independent think tanks and chief economist Dr Richard Denniss is one of Australia's most prominent public intellectuals, the author of of multiple books including Econobabble and Curing Affluenza, and co-author of Affluenza.

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328 Swanston St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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