Author Archives: Ben Spies-Butcher


About Ben Spies-Butcher

Ben Spies-Butcher is Associate Professor and Head of the Sociology Department at Macquarie University. A longer version of this article appears in the current special Coronavirus crisis issue of The Journal of Australian Political Economy at

Equality or austerity after COVID?

Can the COVID crisis help drive a more equal Australia? The crisis reveals an alternative is possible, focuses attention on social needs and exposes the macroeconomic risks of growing economic insecurity. However, the shadow of debt and ‘snap back’ loom … Continue reading

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