Living the Dream

On dissolving the people: Living the Dream on #ausvotes2016

July 14, 2016

In this episode of LivingThe Dream Jon (@jonpiccini) and Dave (@withsobersenses) have a chat aboutthe recent election. It isn’t a chat about if the result is ‘good’ or ‘bad’but rather how does it fit into, and what does it tell us, about the current momentin capitalism in Australia and class struggle?We also try to work out therelationship between the electoral return of Pauline Hanson and the deepcurrent of racism in Australia. 

These articles are some we either mention or are on topic


TheElection That Solved Nothing – Tad Tietze


TheAnti–Industrial Relations Club – Frank Bongiorno


The Greens are aparty of the affluent middle classes – Ben Hillier


Howwe stopped Pauline Hanson last time – Tess Lee Ack


TheyDon’t Represent Us: The Populist Moment – Richard Seymour


Crisisand the Return to the Nation: Dismantling the Right Ecology in Germany –Ben L


Fourwomen arrested in WestConnex protest – Wendy Bacon


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Colgan, Paul. 2016. Australian Voters Just Put The EntirePolitical Establishment On Notice. Business Insider [cited 14th July 2016].Available from

Phillips, Ben. 2016. Trends in Household Living Standards in Australia: 1990 to 2016.ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods [cited 14th July 2016]. Availablefrom