Australia Fair - download pdf or read online

By Hugh Stretton

ISBN-10: 0868405396

ISBN-13: 9780868405391

One of Australia’s prime thinkers attracts on a life of study, research and common sense in his blueprint for creating a larger Australia. Hugh Stretton argues that it really is attainable to contrive complete and reasonably shared employment for everybody, to let so much families to possess or lease sufficient loved ones house and procure the capital they should do the issues they wish to do. He argues that we will proceed women’s development to real equality at domestic and at paintings and reconcile it with parenting that elicits the simplest from and for our kids. He indicates that we will be able to be sure how top to move source of revenue to non-earning years. ultimately, the publication exhibits that we will be able to rather proportion using common assets. bold yet sensible, the e-book units out a plan for attaining those goals.

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Some who want greater equality talk as if we should somehow do without leaders altogether. Some who want steeper inequality don’t want any hindrance at all to escalating executive plunder or other ‘tall poppy’ self-service. Both parties should be more discriminate. Twenty years ago I told an American audience that Australia ran level or ahead of the world in the quality of its best scientists, artists, writers, musicians and athletes, but that its business and government leadership had lately been declining.

As follows: New ways of doing things are not necessarily better, or necessarily worse, than old ways. We can pick up ideas and historical experience from any place or time, if they promise well for us. What matters is to understand, as perceptively as we can, the circumstances in which past ideas and institutions have served their purposes well or ill, why they did so, the conditions in which we think of using them here and now, and why they might or might not serve our present purposes in our present conditions.

As they do what they can to lead, educate and reconcile the people’s conflicting purposes, they must also do their best to arrive at policies which fit together and don’t frustrate one another. So must this book, as it suggests an economic strategy for the next phase of Australia’s history. We are comparatively peaceful, skilful, workable people. We should be able to contrive full or fairly shared employment, tolerable conditions of work, prudent environmental care, creative arts and science and social thought, interesting recreations, and the material conditions for happy childhood, single or family life, and old age.

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