|Event:||Redlands book launch - Game of mates|
|Venue:||Redlands Multi- Sports Club|
Game of Mates is a new book which explains how politically well connected mates get richer and the public loses out.
Cameron Murray, one of the book’s authors, will speak at a book launch in Redland City hosted by Redlands2030.
Date: 22 June 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Redlands Multi-sport Club
Venue location: Corner of Randall and Bailey Roads, Birkdale
Copies of “Game of Mates” will be on sale at the event and Cameron Murray will be available to sign copies.
About “Game of Mates”
Game of Mates tells a tale of economic theft across major sectors of Australia’s economy, showing how ‘James’ and his group of well-connected Mates siphon off billions from the economy to line their own pockets. In property, mining, transport, banking, superannuation, and many more sectors, James and his Mates cooperate to steal huge chunks of the economic pie for themselves.
If you want to know how much this costs the nation, how it is done, and what we can do about, Game of Mates is the book for you.
Ross Gittins, The Sydney Morning Herald Economics Editor, said in a book preview:
“This book will open your eyes to how Australia really works. It’s not good news, but you need to know it.”
About the authors
Dr Cameron Murray.
Cameron is an economist and consultant who specialises in property markets, environmental economics, and corruption. He teaches at the University of Queensland, blogs at fresheconomicthinking.com and tweets as DrCameronMurray.
Professor Paul Frijters.
Paul is a prominent research economist and has published over 70 papers in fields including unemployment policy, discrimination and economic development. He regularly commentates on economic issues in newspapers and on television, including articles in the New York Times and on the BBC. He specialises in applied micro-econometrics, including labor, happiness, and health economics, though he has also worked on pure theoretical topics in macro and micro fields. Currently, Paul is a Project Director and Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Economic Performance Wellbeing Programme at the London School of Economics.