Big Facts with Van Badham
How Is Unemployment Deliberate?
March 1, 2021
In our latest edition of Big Facts, author and Guardian columnist Van Badham unpacks the question, and examines what the current crisis can tell us about the spectre of unemployment.
The Privatisation Lemon
November 1, 2020
Politicians spent the 1980s telling us privatising everything from electricity to trains would be good for us. So why – and how – did privatisation turn out to be A MASSIVE LEMON?
What is Disaster Capitalism?
August 25, 2020
Coronavirus is a dangerous time for the economy – and nothing makes this clearer than having a Treasurer come out as a Margaret Thatcher fanboy. Van takes us back to the 1980s to unravel the source of today’s economic inequality, stripped services and dislocation.
Stimulus! Stimulus! Stimulus!
June 2, 2020
Politicians keep saying it – but what does it mean for the rest of us? o we really need one, just because coronavirus has, you know, devastated the economy? Here’s a “vansplaination” about what recovery SHOULD mean for jobs & households. #auspol