Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution

Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution

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Author: Love, David
ISBN: 9781921640148
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Year First Published: 2009
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 210mm x 140mm x 20mm
Format: Paperback / softback

In the early 1980s, Paul Keating set out to reinvent the Australian economy. He floated the Australian dollar, liberated banking and finance from its regulatory shackles, and - most significantly - introduced a universal superannuation scheme. The results were astounding growth in the value of the national economy and in the personal wealth of ordinary Australians.
Keating's revolution was based on his insight that, by encouraging every citizen to save for retirement, a huge pool of investment capital would be created that would help enrich the nation. But the fulfillment of his vision was denied by his political opponents after the Australian people voted Keating out in 1996.
In Unfinished Business, David Love, a veteran economic and financial observer, explores the stor of Keating's revolution - a story that has never been fully told - and sounds a timely warning that the failure to finish the job Keating started has left our new-found prosperity vulnerable, particularly in the current climate of international economic uncertainty. The Keating revolution, it turns out, is at least as relevant to the future as it has been to the past.

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