Richard Denniss: Econobabble (Canberra)

“Economics is like a tyre lever: it can be used to solve a problem, or to beat someone over the head” -- Richard Denniss

Laura Tingle will be joining us for Politics in the Pub to launch Richard Denniss' new book Econobabble: How to Decode Political Spin and Economic Nonsense.

What is econobabble? We hear it every day, when public figures and commentators use incomprehensible economic jargon to dress up their self-interest as the national interest, to make the absurd seem inevitable or the inequitable seem fair. This book is designed to expose the stupid arguments, bizarre contradictions and complete lack of evidence upon which much ‘common sense’ about the economy rests in Australia.

Econobabble is for those who, deep down, have never believed that it makes sense, economic or otherwise, to help poor people by slashing public spending on the services they need. It’s for those who have a sneaking suspicion that it would be cheaper to avoid the effects of climate change than to let them happen and then ‘adapt’. And it’s for those who think it would be more efficient to reduce unemployment than to ship jobs offshore or blame those who are out of work.

Richard Denniss will be signing books on the night, and you'll be able to pick up a copy of Econobabble if you haven't already.

WHEN
February 24, 2016 at 6pm - 7pm
WHERE
Uni Pub, (opposite The Cupping Room)
17 London Circuit
Civic, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia
Google map and directions
309 RSVPS
Eric Chen Ella Rooney Brandon Bodel Jason McIntosh Mai Linh Sarah Stitt Kirrily Jordan Tina Mao Yanting Mao Nathan Blane Erik Olbrei Stephen Padgham Prue Cullen david spencer Meg Boland Meg Boland Gillian Hazleton Margaret Lee Prue Cullen Andrew Holt Jess Sullivan Jess Sullivan Jessica Evans Jessica Evans beth rogers Jack Jessen Marian Saines Marian Saines Rob Baker caroline le couteur Farhana Islam Farhana Islam Emily Cee Jason McIntosh Roderick Campbell Shirley Campbell Marcus Rigg Suzanne McGhie Narrelle Kelly Wayne Colless Wayne Colless Alex Tomlinson Penny Lockwood Trish Saunders Barbara Griffiths Cameron Green David Winter Jimmy Naughton

Who's RSVPing

Eric Chen
Ella Rooney
Brandon Bodel
Jason McIntosh
Mai Linh
Sarah Stitt
Kirrily Jordan
Tina Mao
Yanting Mao
Nathan Blane
Erik Olbrei
Stephen Padgham
Prue Cullen
david spencer
Meg Boland
Meg Boland
Gillian Hazleton
Margaret Lee
Prue Cullen
Andrew Holt
Jess Sullivan
Jess Sullivan
Jessica Evans
Jessica Evans
beth rogers
Jack Jessen
Marian Saines
Marian Saines
Rob Baker
caroline le couteur

Will you come?

Showing 161 reactions

  • Eric Chen
    rsvped 2016-02-24 20:03:20 +1100
  • Ella Rooney
    rsvped 2016-02-24 20:03:16 +1100
  • Brandon Bodel
    rsvped 2016-02-24 20:03:14 +1100
  • Jason McIntosh
    rsvped 2016-02-24 17:20:40 +1100
  • Mai Linh
    rsvped +1 2016-02-24 17:16:22 +1100
  • Sarah Stitt
    rsvped 2016-02-24 17:05:48 +1100
  • Kirrily Jordan
    rsvped +1 2016-02-24 16:24:09 +1100
  • Tina Mao
    rsvped 2016-02-24 16:10:21 +1100
  • Yanting Mao
    rsvped 2016-02-24 16:09:22 +1100
  • Nathan Blane
    rsvped +2 2016-02-24 15:58:12 +1100
  • Erik Olbrei
    rsvped 2016-02-24 15:39:17 +1100
  • Stephen Padgham
    rsvped 2016-02-24 15:25:41 +1100
  • Prue Cullen
    rsvped +1 2016-02-24 14:36:56 +1100
  • david spencer
    rsvped +1 2016-02-24 12:25:11 +1100
  • Meg Boland
    rsvped 2016-02-24 10:49:39 +1100
  • Meg Boland
    rsvped +1 2016-02-24 10:48:42 +1100
  • Gillian Hazleton
    rsvped 2016-02-24 10:19:04 +1100
  • Margaret Lee
    rsvped 2016-02-24 09:44:58 +1100
  • Prue Cullen
    rsvped 2016-02-24 09:10:37 +1100
  • Andrew Holt
    rsvped +2 2016-02-24 08:13:06 +1100
  • Jess Sullivan
    rsvped 2016-02-23 23:40:36 +1100
  • Jess Sullivan
    rsvped 2016-02-23 23:39:59 +1100
  • Jessica Evans
    rsvped 2016-02-23 23:02:11 +1100
  • Jessica Evans
    rsvped 2016-02-23 23:01:30 +1100
  • beth rogers
    rsvped +2 2016-02-23 22:57:46 +1100
  • Jack Jessen
    rsvped +3 2016-02-23 22:49:01 +1100
  • Marian Saines
    rsvped 2016-02-23 21:37:55 +1100
  • Marian Saines
    rsvped 2016-02-23 21:36:58 +1100
  • Rob Baker
    rsvped +1 2016-02-23 20:12:21 +1100
  • caroline le couteur
    rsvped +1 2016-02-23 19:50:09 +1100