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Just Money: Misadventures in the Great Australian Debt Trap

Royce Kurmelovs

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Queensland Univ. Press
01 September 2020
History; Social issues & processes; Social classes; Sociology: work & labour; Politics & government; Finance; Personal finance
The debt business is booming. Millions of Australians grapple with credit cards, mortgages and student debt repayments each day. As the result of a car crash without insurance, investigative journalist Royce Kurmelovs finds himself among them. When a debt collector knocks on his door, he embarks on a journey through the underbelly of the Australian financial system. Though friends tell him not to worry, that it's 'just money', he learns the opposite is true- our relationship with debt is a convergence of class and power, making it an urgent social justice issue for a growing number of people.

Just Money is a timely and important book that reveals how years of political opportunism and rapacious business practices in the 'Lucky Country' have forged a nation that is leaving the next generation to pick up the tab.
By:   Royce Kurmelovs
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   406g
ISBN:   9780702262753
ISBN 10:   0702262757
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Royce Kurmelovs is an award-winning journalist whose work has been published by the ABC, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera English, VICE, The Guardian and elsewhere. He is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed books, The Death of Holden, Rogue Nation and Boom and Bust.

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