Risking Together: How Finance is Dominating Everyday Life in Australia
  
Risking Together: How Finance is Dominating Everyday Life in Australia
Dick Bryan and Mike Rafferty
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781743325728

Australia is in the midst of a major social and economic experiment that centres on financial risks being shifted on to ordinary people. We are being asked to manage ourselves as if we are businesses, and these businesses are being squeezed tighter and tighter.

Households are taking on more risk and financial stress, implicitly accepting demands that they be stable, secure payers. What is driving this, and how might we resist it?

Risking Together: How Finance is Dominating Everyday Life in Australia explains what is systematic about this risk-shifting onto households, explores the frontier of financialised profit making, and includes suggestions on pushing back.

About the authors

Dick Bryan is professor emeritus of political economy at the University of Sydney.

Michael Rafferty is an associate professor of international business at RMIT. He was an ARC Future Fellow at the University of Sydney from 2012 to 2016.

Permanent link to this page: http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781743325728.

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