Richard Denniss: Dead Right Book Tour

Richard Denniss has updated and expanded his best-selling Quarterly Essay into his newest book Dead Right: How neoliberalism ate itself and what happens next.

For decades, we have been led to believe that the private sector does everything better, that governments can’t afford to provide the high-quality services they once did, but that security and prosperity for all are just around the corner.

In fact, Australians are now less equal, millions of workers have no sick leave or paid holidays, and housing is unaffordable for many. Deregulation, privatisation and trickle-down economics have, we are told, delivered us twenty-seven years of economic growth ... but to what end?

This updated and expanded edition of Richard Denniss’ bestselling Quarterly Essay gives a template for understanding the next federal election; discusses how and why the right of politics has continued to splinter; focuses on why energy and climate policy is such a problem for conservative politics; and looks in more detail at what could come after neoliberalism.

Dead Right: How Neoliberalism ate itself and what comes next, is out now!



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Sydney | 11 March > Gleebooks
6.00 pm for 6:30 pm, Monday 11th March 2019
$12/$9/gleeclub free, bookings essential.
Book here now or phone (02) 9660 2333


Brisbane | 27 March > Avid Reader Book Shop
6 pm, Wednesday 27 March 2019
193 Boundary St, West End Qld 4101
$10 tickets limited, bookings essential


Hobart | 28 March > The Fern Tree Tavern
hosted by The Australia Institute Tasmania
6 pm, Thursday 28 March 2019
680 Huon Road, Fern Tree, Hobart TAS
FREE, bookings essential


Melbourne | 1 May > Melbourne Multicultural Hub
5:45 for 6 pm, Wednesday 1 May 2019
Melbourne Multicultural Hub, Blue Room, Melbourne VIC
FREE, bookings essential


Adelaide | 7 May > The Kings Head Pub
6 pm, Tuesday 7 May 2019
357 King William St, Adelaide SA
FREE, bookings essential


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The Australia Institute thanks the participating bookstores for hosting these events -- if your bookstore or library is interested in hosting an event, please contact Hannah at [email protected].