Andrew Leigh

Michael Sexton reviews 'Randomistas: How radical researchers changed our world' by Andrew Leigh

Michael Sexton
23 August 2018
Unusual for a federal parliamentarian, Andrew Leigh is a former academic economist and author of several serious books, these being distinguished from the vapid and self-serving memoirs publi More

Battlers and Billionaires

Gillian Terzis
22 July 2013

Bigger than Bradman and Phar Lap combined, no Australian legend has endured the ages quite like the ‘fair go’. Egalitarianism is as central to Australian identity as exceptionalism is to the United States. The promises that underpin these mythologies are as contentious as they are seductive. The ease of socia ... More

Andrew Leigh reviews 'Hidden Innovation'

Andrew Leigh
25 June 2013

According to one study cited in Stuart Cunningham’s book, there are two opposing groups of people: ‘Political Junkies (PJs)’ and ‘Big Brother fans (BBs)’. PJs think that it beggars belief that anyone could think Big Brother was useful. BBs say that politicians are unapproachable and out of touch. As an MP who used to quite enjoy watching Bi ... More