Cameron Murray - BOOKED OUT
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
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This event commences at 6:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Join Dr Cameron Murray for the launch of Game of Mates.
Dr Cameron Murray is an economist who specialises in property markets and environmental economics. He teaches at the University of Queensland, blogs at fresheconomicthinking.com and tweets at Rumplestatskin.
His new book, written with Prof. Paul Frijters, unpicks the shady world of grey corruption in Australia. It explains how the Game of grey corruption is played, how much it costs us, and what to do about it. In this book you get a much deeper and more comprehensive look at how networks of favouritism form, whether legal or illegal; a view that is informed by our own academic research and that of many others.
We also use new economic analysis to show how much the Game costs across some of Australia's major industries, and discuss how we can transform from our current system, to world's best, in each sector.
"This book will open your eyes to how Australia really works. It's not good news, but you need to know it." Ross Gittins, The Sydney Morning Herald Economics editor
"Australians pride themselves on their egalitarianism. But that’s wearing thin. Murray and Frijters are both highly trained dispassionate scholars but their conclusions will shock you. Or I hope they will. If their calculations are even half right you’ll be shocked at how far the Mates have their hand in your pocket!"
Nicholas Gruen, CEO Lateral Economics
"While we are distracted by mythical battles in the Game of Thrones, we are being robbed in the real world Game of Mates where the well-connected clip the wages and profits of the hard working. Murray and Frijters provide an entertaining and well researched expose of how privilege and rent-seeking dominates the Australian economy, enriching the Mates in the Game while robbing the rest. And they propose how to end the Game. And they name real names too. This is an explosive and essential book for all Australians. Except the Mates." Professor Steve Keen, Kingston University
Read more at gameofmates.com