262 – Professor John Quiggin

John Quiggin is a widely-respected economist and professor at the University of Queensland. He’s a former member of the Australian Government’s Climate Change Authority, and he’s written widely about the scourge of neoliberalism and privatisation.

I wanted to get John on the show to discuss the essay written by Treasurer Jim Chalmers for The Monthly back in February, “Capitalism After The Crises, in which he laid out his vision for “values-based capitalism”. In this conversation we discuss what the hell that actually means, whether or not it’s a hollow idea, and just how much this Labor government is prepared to deliver anything like it.

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Check out John’s Substack

John’s response to Chalmer’s essay in The Conversation

Joseph Stiglitz’s response

Steve Hamilton’s response

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