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Battlers and Billionaires

Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia

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Awards for Battlers and Billionaires

Longlisted for the 2014 John Button Prize

About the author

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh is the federal member for Fraser and the Shadow Assistant Treasurer. Before being elected in 2010, he was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and …

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Praise for Battlers and Billionaires

‘This short book is the first in what promises to be a great new series from Black Inc. called “Redbacks”. Leigh makes no bones about the fact that he is writing from a particular political standpoint, but his arguments are lucid, detailed and well-balanced. This book will appear to readers of quality political commentary such as the Quarterly Essay and it is especially pertinent in an election year.’ —Books+Publishing

 

‘A thought-provoking book which emphasises how far we have strayed from confidently discussing public policies that seek to give meaning to our egalitarian spirit.’ —Laura Tingle

‘An informed study of a serious topic, written with a conversational ease that makes it quite accessible.’ —the Age

 

‘This is required reading for every Australian who seriously cares about the fair go enduring.’ —Peter FitzSimons

‘Be warned: this book will open your eyes and prick your conscience.’ —Ross Gittins

 

‘A cogent and accessible read’ —Sun-Herald

 

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