Jul 31 • 28M

Rigged: How Australia really works

We chat about Cameron's new book about grey corruption, and in the barney of the week we talk about conflicts of interest amongst economists.

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Cameron Murray is famous for questioning sacred cows and conventional wisdoms of both left and right. We chat about Cameron's latest Twitter battle and then delve into a controversy. Wide-ranging analysis - no topic out of bounds - inequality, regulation, housing, superannuation, lockdowns, tax, war, the meaning of life.
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Hot off the presses, Rigged is the second edition of Game of Mates. To mark the book’s release on 2nd August 2022, we chat about the new bits, including hypochondriac-level largesse to the pharmaceutical industry.

In our barney of the week, we find out from the leaked Uber files that Princeton economist Alan Krueger wrote a very pro-Uber paper for $100,000 in 2015 (he is now deceased). Economists say there is no way the money influenced his analysis.

Buy the book: Rigged: How networks of powerful mates rip off everyday Australians

Attend the Sydney launch event at Gleebooks on 17th August.

Please follow Cameron and Jonathan on Twitter.

Theme music: Happy Swing by Serge Quadrado Music under Creative Commons Licence CC BY-NC 4.0

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