Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Reading Level:General Adult

If you're like most of us, you spend your whole damn life working for everyone else: the bank, your spouse, or your kids - it's rare that you carve out some time to stop and focus on the vitally important questions. You know, the one's that are critical... read more

The Barefoot Investor

As a current affairs commentator, Derryn Hinch spent decades fighting with politicians. Then the unthinkable happened—he became one. This is the inside story of Senator Hinch's first year in Canberra. Explosive, incisive, frank, brutal, and, at times, very funny.

Hinch vs Canberra

What a Time to be Alive: That and other lies in the 2016 campaign is the ugly and un-sanitised diary behind the curtain of the double dissolution election campaign. A poll fought between two wildly ambitious men who want t... read more

What a Time to be Alive: That and Other Lies in the 2016 Campaign

A razor-sharp examination of the 'sharing economy'.Uber. Airbnb. Taskrabbit. Lyft. In recent years, companies like these have flooded the global market, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. They've styled the... read more

What's Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy

A satirical state of the union delivered by the most marginalised voice in Australian media: an angry, white male. Too Right is a treatise delivered by Australia's most controversial far-right columnistunafraid of who is... read more

Too Right: Politically Incorrect Opinions Too Dangerous

In a time of heightened hostility towards experts, academics and scientists, the 2017 collection of the best Conversation articles and essays is a must-read. Articles range from a FactCheck of the claim t... read more

The Conversation Yearbook 2017: 50 articles that informed public debate

The Whitlam government propelled Australia out of the presumptions and certainties of twenty-three years of conservative government and changed it irrevocably. It passed a record number of bills into law an... read more

Making Modern Australia: The Whitlam Government's 21st Century Agenda

Anthony Albanese has been at the heart of Labor politics in Australia for a decade. For the previous decade he persistently worked to ensure that the Labor left was a vital part of all ALP activities. This is his story. The turbulent years of fed... read more


From the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella is the inspiring account of the transformation of an organisation and the coming transformation of humanity. As told by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh is the story of corporate change and reinvention as well as t... read more

Hit Refresh

Here is the definitive story of the most divisive episode in Australia's history—the dismissal of Gough Whitlam's Labor government. In her award-winning biography of... read more

The Dismissal Dossier: The Palace Connection: Everything You Were Never Meant to Know about November 1975

Want to know how a tattoo affects your job prospects, which James Bond drinks the most martinis, or how to make an invisibility cloak? We have the answers. The news cycle moves fast, and as one... read more

Go Figure And Other Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: The Economist Explains

Prompted by events in recent years in the UK and the USA, in Latin America, Russia and the Middle East, A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to sustain themselves against forces they were designed t... read more

Democracy and its Crisis