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John Murphy

John Murphy reviews 'The Experience of Middle Australia: The dark side of economic reform' by Michael Pusey

May 2003, no. 251 01 May 2003
Is the great white middle class endangered in Australia? If it is, does it matter greatly? Michael Pusey answers ‘Yes’ on both counts. He argues that we are seeing a ‘hollowing out of the middle’. If he is right, this hollowing out has significant consequences. Both major political parties have spent decades courting the wannabe middle class – from Robert Menzies’ ‘forgotten people ... (read more)