This paper by Emeritus Professor Tim Robinson suggests an alternative to the current direction in which the ALP is headed. ‘Such is the hold of the libertarian view in Australia today, few can perceive of alternative ways of organising our economy and society. It seems, at the political level at least, we have no real understanding of how happiness can be increased and inequality decreased. Moreover, we have all but lost sight of the notion of using an understanding of the causes of happiness to promote the greatest good of the greatest number.’
Professor Geoff Dow responds.