Evan Jones lectured in economics, then political economy, at Sydney University from 1973 to 2006. Now retired, his predominant current interests are in bank malpractice in Australia and the French political economy.
Economics students should be exposed to big-picture issues. Why so much brutality in the growth of material ‘prosperity’, and was/is it inevitable? Why do economic systems vary across ‘capitalist’ countries? Whence came the welfare state and why the decades of attacks on it?