Author Archives: davidsligar

About davidsligar

Blogs at Western Sydney Wonk. Interested in social policy, economic policy, politics and philosophy. Background in Commonwealth Treasury and Finance departments, and as an adviser to politicians at state and federal levels.

Time for rationing and state command: a world war on corona needs a war economy

I believe that our political leaders are still underestimating the challenge posed by coronavirus. Radical action is needed to mitigate potential catastrophe. We must accept that the costs of coronavirus will be massive – a chunk of the economy will … Continue reading

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Job of last resort: the job guarantee’s modest cousin

Hello, my name’s David Sligar. Nicholas Gruen has kindly encouraged me to do some blogging here. I started reading this blog over a decade ago, so I’m excited to contribute. First up is a slightly modified cross post from my … Continue reading

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