Too Much Luck by Paul Cleary | Black Inc.

Too Much Luck: The Mining Boom and Australia’s Future

Awards for Too Much Luck

Shortlisted, 2012 Queensland Literary Awards

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About the author

Paul Cleary

Paul Cleary began his career with Fairfax, leading to a decade of economic policy reporting in the Canberra press gallery. After studying in the UK as a Chevening Scholar, he became an adviser to Timor-Leste on resource negotiations. His work has focused …

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Praise for Too Much Luck

‘Paul Cleary argues that the resources boom is being classically mismanaged, indicting both federal and state governments for failing to regulate and tax properly the multinational corporations flocking to Australia to extract nonrenewable resources...[a] fierce, concise book.’ —William Finnigan, New Yorker


‘A timely and provocative analysis of some of the risks and opportunities associated with the present resources boom.’ —the Monthly


‘A powerful and passionate case for more sophisticated management of our mineral wealth.’ —Canberra Times


‘A rousing and and valuable wake-up call that every Australian should read.’ —Fiona Capp, Saturday Age.


‘This may be the most distressing book you read all year’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘A very timely and important book.’ —Australian Options


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