Australia is fast becoming a land of unequal opportunity

Domestic policies have a role to play in combating the rise in inequality. But as Joseph Stiglitz reminds us, the Coalition's pursuit of the American model for healthcare and higher education is sure to make matters worse.

A brief trip from Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has once again established inequality as a central issue for Australians and the Australian economy. Nevertheless, our politicians remain blasé on the topic and in the process have fundamentally misread the public mood.

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