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Why Economics Is Broken (and what we can do to fix it): Richard Denniss BNE

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Richard Denniss, author and chief economist at The Australia Institute on how politics broke economics and what we can do to fix it.

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Richard's talk will be immediately followed by a Q & A with Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers MP, Member for Rankin.

Modern politics rewards simple stories told with complete confidence, yet modern economists are more accepting of complexity, vagary and ambiguity than ever before.

Internationally, the IMF says we need a carbon tax, the World Bank is worried about the economic costs of rising inequality and the US Republicans are trumpeting the benefits of the biggest budget deficits in history. Here is Australia, the Coalition, the business community and powerful voices in the media continue to assert that helping the poor will hurt the economy, reducing pollution will reduces economic growth and cutting budget deficits will cause economic growth.

While the last election shows that simple stories beat complex policy, in his national speaking tour, Dr Richard Denniss will debunk the myths about the concept of 'economic management' in Australia and explain what modern economics is really telling us about how to build better communities.

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.

Jim Chalmers MP was appointed Shadow Treasurer after the 2019 election and has been the Member for Rankin since 2013 . Jim’s most recent book, Changing Jobs: the Fair Go in the New Machine Age, is co-authored with Mike Quigley and was published in 2017. His earlier book about the Global Financial Crisis, Glory Daze, was released in July 2013.

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