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August Meetup: Battlers and Billionaires

With the election looming we've chosen a book that deals with a very topical issue: is Australia fair enough?

In 'Battlers and Billionaires' Andrew Leigh uses vivid stories, statistics and discussion to investigate why inequality still matters in contemporary Australia.

From the publisher:

Too much inequality risks cleaving us into two Australias, occupying fundamentally separate worlds, with little contact between the haves and the have-nots.  And the further apart the rungs on the ladder of opportunity, the harder it is for a kid born into poverty to enter the middle class.

Battlers and Billionaires sheds fresh light on what makes Australia distinctive, and what it means to have – and keep – a fair go.

 

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  • Rebecca B.

    Hey peoples, we're sitting in the comfy chairs in the centre of the pub

    August 19, 2013

  • Lucy

    Sorry got stuck at work, see you all next time

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Eleanor O.

    I look forward to a discussion about the oddity of the consensus of the left having moved from class politics to identity politics! And to seeing you all again.

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Rebecca B.

      That's part of the reason why we set this one - should make for some lively discussions :)

      August 4, 2013

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