Around 1920 there formed a friendship of four men who were to be at the heart of Australian economic thought and policy-making over the next 30 years: L.F. Giblin, J.B. Brigden, D.B. Copland and Roland Wilson. […]
William Watt was twice Premier of Victoria before switching to federal politics becoming Australia’s Treasurer, Acting Prime Minister and later Speaker of the House of Representatives. For someone who was Acting Prime Minister for 16 […]
On Great Depression narratives emphasising the worst moments of the worst off.
On 1930s Australian Treasurer Ted Theodore’s qualities.
Co-Author of Giblin’s Platoon William Coleman reflects on the impact on Giblin’s career of WW1 and how Giblin politician re-emerges as Giblin the expert.
The Myth of the Great Depression author David Potts talks of Myth as a shaper of historical viewpoint
The shifting frame of ideas Politics Professor James Walter gives Keynes as an example of how the accepted frame of ideas can change, the once unorthodox can become the new status quo.