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Published on Apr 29, 2010
Dr Richard Dennis is the Executive Director of the Australia Institute. He is an economist with a particular interest in the role of regulation. Prior to taking up his current position hewas an Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian national uiversity where he continues to hold an adjunct appointment. richard has also worked as Strategy Advisor to the leader of the Australian Greens Sentor Bob Brown, Chief of Staff to the leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Natasha Stott Despoja and lectured in economics at the University of Newcastle.
Richard has published extensively in academic journals, is a frequent contributor to national newspapers and was the co-author of the best selling Affluenza (with Dr Hamilton) and is the co author of the forthcoming An Introduction to Australian Public policy: Theory and practice (with Sarah Maddison)
Here Richard speaks about global trade identity that there is good trade and bad. On the positive side it can bring economies out of poverty, on the bad side it can cripple communities and countries, and add to the growing disease of affluenza.