Media Inequality


In a recent Essential Vision poll, respondents were asked which three issues were most important to them in deciding how to vote at this year’s Federal election. The issue that was cited as the most important by the largest number of people was ‘management of the economy’ (66% of people included this concern in their top 3 and 47% as their first most important issue). Individual voters possibly have their own idea of what ‘good management’ of the economy entails. This should make for interesting debates about the differences between the two major parties and their priorities in this area. But unfortunately, before we can have these rational debates, we need to take into account the very common and toxic attitudes towards government’s management of the economy. If the Gillard government, for example, is going to successfully sell their credentials for managing the economy in this year’s election, they…

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