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End of Growth?

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The Fifth Estate is the Wheeler Centre’s new series of fortnightly forums: a more measured approach to news and current affairs. Provocative and studied, authoritative and unhurried, this is real analysis that will be pulling no punches. Hosted by broadcaster, journalist and anthropologist Sally Warhaft, The Fifth Estate is indispensible live journalism. All events are recorded, with podcast episodes posted on our website by noon the following day.

Has economic growth become the universal solution for all our problems? Can governments and banks solve the global financial crisis, combat climate change and improve living standards without damaging the environment and depending on debt? As Australia adjusts to its ‘two-speed’ economy and a tax on carbon, can the promise of unending growth really deliver?

Join host Sally Warhaft with risk analyst and author Satyajit Das, and economist, author, and former senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Rudd, Andrew Charlton.

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Satyajit Das

Satyajit Das is a globally respected former banker and consultant with over 35 years’ experience in financial markets. He presciently anticipated the Global Financial Crisis as early as 2006, and the subsequent sovereign debt problems, the unsustainable nature of China’s economic success, and th... Read more

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more

Andrew Charlton

Andrew Charlton was senior economic adviser to the Prime Minister from 2008 to 2010. During that time, Andrew served as Australia’s senior official to the G20 summits and the Prime Minister’s representative to the Copenhagen Climate Conference. He previously worked for the London School of Econo... Read more

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