This fascinating book reflects on how ecomics has become central to our lives, and how the 'ecomic rationalist' perspective has become the lens through which all matters in Australian public life are viewed. It explains how this ecomic worldview systematically overlooks important social issues and how it transforms Australian culture. How to Argue with an Ecomist invites a broad general audience into debates that were once reserved for experts. Lindy Edwards, a former ecomic adviser in the Prime Minister's Department, has a talent for expressing concepts simply. She distils ecomics' key ideas into a lively and enjoyable read, explaining how ecomists think and then how you can argue with them.
Lindy Edwards is a former economic adviser in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, a Press Gallery Journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and Senior Economic Advisor to the then Leader of the Australian Democrats Natasha Stott Despoja.