In this segment, Leslie and Peter question the Institute of Public Affair’s Patterson’s view that the society = the economy, and that what’s good for business is what’s good for society.

The discussion was prompted by Don Argus’s assertion in The Australian that the Gillard Labor was complacent about the economy, and the implied claim of Argus’s defenders that he has particular insight into – or concern about – what economic policies are best for all of us.

Watch the video (13 min 40 – 21 min 10). Then read The Australian’s comment on the tone and content of Leslie’s position – and see what you think.

Publication history

The Drum  ABC TV
2012-07-11
http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/968604