The Looking Forward Podcast

Ep 39: Enter the Dragon’s Den

October 16, 2019

Is Extinction Rebellion giving protest a bad name and do we need tougher laws to crack down on their disruptive antics? (1:26-15:25) Is there a cultural cringe at our universities and is that why they’re killing off Australian history? (15:25-28:32) Has ScoMo caught the inquiry disease and become a do-nothing PM? As he might say, we’ll look into it! (28:32-41:40) Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s very own Gideon Rozner and Renee Gorman to tackle these questions as well as dive into their culture picks such the recent Nobel Prize in economics, Stephen King’s classic horror novel “Pet Sematary”, Annelise Nielson’s bank bashing book “Money Spinners” and Jeffrey M. Chwieroth and Andrew Walter’s new book “The Wealth Effect”. (41:40-59:42).

Show Notes:

Calls to review 'excessive' protest laws in wake of Extinction Rebellion arrests, The Sydney Morning Herald

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/calls-to-review-excessive-protest-laws-in-wake-of-extinction-rebellion-arrests-20191010-p52zhq.html

Call to promote Australian culture, The Australian

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/call-to-promote-australian-culture/news-story/11fbc6cf6f4f4cd71cdbc042ccf07e8f

‘Universities neglect Australian studies’, The Australian

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/universities-neglect-australian-studies/news-story/ad2c525507ce1bf3ae830e317ce38841

Leaders told to lead and stop passing the buck to bureaucrats, The Australian

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/leaders-told-to-lead-and-stop-passing-the-buck-to-bureaucrats/news-story/57ed5a56d286e5c9ab289a4bba92b5c5

Culture Picks:

Nobel Prizes in Economic Sciences

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/lists/all-prizes-in-economic-sciences/

The Poverty Lab, The New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/05/17/the-poverty-lab

Pet Sematary, Stephen King

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33124137-pet-sematary

Annelise Nielson, Money Spinners

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/money-spinners-9781760893170

The Wealth Effect: How the Great Expectations of the Middle Class Have Changed the Politics of Banking Crises; Jeffrey M. Chwieroth; Andrew Walter

https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Effect-Expectations-Changed-Politics/dp/131660778X

Wealth anxiety and political populism in democracies, Andrew Walter

http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/s/1182/match/wide.aspx?sid=1182&gid=1&pgid=17885&cid=25514&ecid=25514