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Zombies in Oz

March 20th, 2012

I’ve just finished revising Zombie Economics for an Australian edition, to be published by Black Inc in May, with an all-new chapter on economic rationalism, the Australia form of Zombie econ. Keep a lookout!

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  1. Freelander
    March 20th, 2012 at 19:53 | #1

    Do you name names?

  2. Freelander
    March 20th, 2012 at 21:24 | #2

    I imagine, assuming there are no contractual problems, a UK edition might also have a market. After all they are another English speaking country, with a significant population, that has suffered from the righteous right purveyors of the revealed truth.

  3. Andrew C
    March 20th, 2012 at 21:46 | #3

    @Freelander
    I think it is hard to name another English speaking county that hasn’t suffered from the economic spivs.

  4. Freelander
    March 20th, 2012 at 22:11 | #4

    True. But marketwise and influencewise the UK seems sensible to target. I don’t know that it would be worth JQ’s effort to do special editions on the rest of the English speaking countries, but as far as the UK goes I think it would. Also, the UK provides some interesting examples, the failure of both the water and rail privatisations, which basically showed that if productivity isn’t increasing at a rapid rate you cannot sustain the claim that privatisation has ‘improved’ things. In telecommunications and air travel (where technical improvements elsewhere were and are providing impressive productivity improvements) you can claim, and even force yourself to keep a straight face while doing so, that privatisation has provided ‘benefits’.

  5. Troy Prideaux
    March 21st, 2012 at 07:47 | #5

    Goodie! I’ve got the current rev, but I’ll buy the new one just for that chapter!

  6. James Haughton
    March 21st, 2012 at 09:58 | #6

    Will it come out on Kindle?

  7. Jake
    March 22nd, 2012 at 10:33 | #7

    You’re releasing your book here?

    Yawn.

  8. Dan
    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 | #8

    Is your book more interesting, Jake?

  9. Jake
    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:16 | #9

    @Dan Actually yes it is. http://amzn.to/GED3uL

  10. Jake
    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:19 | #10

    @Dan Sorry, wrong link. http://amzn.to/rpEtiN

  11. Dan
    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:31 | #11

    Yawn.

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