When growth may no longer mean jobs, we might ask: are any of our political parties facing reality?
The snake-oil solutions proffered by Turnbull & Co. in their attempts to renew growth deserve two kinds of comment. First, that our present problems arise out of transformations associated with the shift to globalisation that took off in the 1980s. Second, growth is not really the main point.
Kevin Rudd had a transformative vision of how Australians should live. So why did Labor fail so badly?