Values, unemployment and public policy: the need for a new direction24 July 2003
Since the neoliberal policy framework is unable to effectively balance economic and social goals, governments need to go beyond the present short-term economic outlook and be more active in shaping society.
The writers argue for government interventions to create employment – not a return to Keynesian job creation, but targeted interventions capable of generating substantial social and environmental benefits, whilst also improving Australia’s long-term economic performance.
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