Posts by "Mitch Hollins"

Intergenerational Fairness Event

Panelists

John DaleyJohn Daley Miriam BankovskyMiriam Bankovsky Jeff BorlandJeff Borland

20th August 6PM

John is the CEO of the Grattan Institute and one of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers, with 25 years’ experience in the public, private and university sectors. John’s most recent report at the Grattan Institute, The Wealth of Generations, finds that older Australians are capturing a growing share of Australia’s wealth, while the wealth of younger Australians has stagnated. John has also written extensively on public budgets and has been prolific in recent debates on tax and federalism. Miriam is a lecturer in political theory and Australian Research Council DECRA fellow at La Trobe University, Miriam Bankovsky’s research initially focused on philosophical accounts of justice. The author of numerous academic publications, her current work extends this philosophical interest into economics, challenging the orthodox conception of well-being as the satisfaction of rational preferences and developing an alternative account of cooperative interpersonal well-being. Jeff is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and in 2010 was the Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University. Jeff’s main research and teaching interests are labour markets in Australia, program and policy evaluation and design, Australian and world economic history and sports economics. Jeff publishes a monthly ‘Snapshot’ on the Australian labour market. DISCUSSANT:

ROBERT MANNE

Where: John Scott Meeting House, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3083
Date: 20th August (Thursday) 2015
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Tickets available here.

Since the post-war period Australians have assumed that the next generation would be better off than the last. This intergenerational compact is now being challenged by rising inequality, rising debt burdens, environmental degradation and climate change, demographic imbalances, and the spectre of ‘secular stagnation’.

If the Cassandras are correct, we are in a brave new world where proceeding generations are likely to be worse off. A rupture in the intergenerational compact begs a redefining of the burdens and benefits that accrue to each generation.
This raises deep political, philosophical, and economic questions. Of difficult questions Robert Solow once mused that usually, “either the question is badly posed- or very deep indeed”. Our speakers will seek to define the question and hopefully provide some answers to maintaining intergenerational fairness.

Where: John Scott Meeting House, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3083
Date: 20th August 2015
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Tickets available here.