“I think that’s where we see the limits of our compassion. It’s always tempered by the biases that we are comfortable continuing with and not interrogating.” – Kishor Napier-Raman

The myth that Australian society is egalitarian enough to give everyone a ‘fair go’ is pervasive. Supposedly, if you have a go, you’ll get a go. Yet it’s an idea rarely reflected in our economic policies. Welfare recipients are demonised as dole bludgers, wealth is protected and the divide between rich and poor feels ever more acute. Two of our finest economic and political commentators, Rick Morton (On Money) and Kishor Napier-Raman, examine where money meets policy – from their predictions on the then-upcoming COVID vaccine roll-out to housing affordability – with Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, Mark Scott.

This podcast was recorded live at the 2021 Sydney Writers’ Festival and is available on all major podcast platforms. 

Rick Morton (Australian)

Rick Morton

Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and author of three non-fiction books. My Year Of Living Vulnerably (Fourth Estate, 2021) documents the rediscovery of love after a Complex PTSD diagnosis. His debut memoir, One Hundred Years of Dirt (MUP, 2018), became a national bestseller and was a finalist in multiple awards. He is also the author of On Money (Hachette, 2020). Rick is a senior reporter at The Saturday Paper where he covers social policy, national affairs and science.

Kishor Napier-Raman (Australian)

Kishor Napier-Raman

Kishor Napier-Raman is a reporter for Crikey. Before joining their team in 2018, Kishor was an editor at Honi Soit, an intern at The Sydney Morning Herald and a legal reporter for Justinian. He has degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney.