Battlers and Billionaires by Andrew Leigh | Black Inc.

Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia

Awards for Battlers and Billionaires

Longlisted for the 2014 John Button Prize

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About the author

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh is the federal member for Fenner. Before being elected in 2010, he was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. His books include Battlers and Billionaires

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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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