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Giblin's Platoon: the trials and triumph of the economist in Australian public life

Coleman, William; Cornish, Selwyn

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Around 1920 there formed a friendship of four men who were to be at the heart of Australian economic thought and policy-making over the next 30 years: L.F. Giblin, J.B. Brigden, D.B. Copland and Roland Wilson. This book tells their story. As economists, they were to become key figures in the debates of the day, staking sometimes controversial positions on protectionism, central banking, industrial relations, and federalism. As public figures they were at the hub of several events punctuating...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorColeman, William
dc.contributor.authorCornish, Selwyn
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:20:22Z
dc.identifier.isbn1920942491
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/51887
dc.description.abstractAround 1920 there formed a friendship of four men who were to be at the heart of Australian economic thought and policy-making over the next 30 years: L.F. Giblin, J.B. Brigden, D.B. Copland and Roland Wilson. This book tells their story. As economists, they were to become key figures in the debates of the day, staking sometimes controversial positions on protectionism, central banking, industrial relations, and federalism. As public figures they were at the hub of several events punctuating their times: the Premiers’ Plan of 1931, the Bretton Woods conference of 1944, and the inauguration of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945. As leading public intellectuals, they spoke out on censorship, appeasement and defence. As four men who really counted in Australian public life, they were decisive in the establishment of The Australian National University, the Commonwealth Grants Commission, and the modern form of the Australian Public Service and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Giblin’s Platoon comprehends the personal and intellectual dimensions of their lives, as well as depicting them in political and cultural contexts. It recounts their chequered relations with Jack Lang, John Curtin, S.M. Bruce, R.G. Menzies, and J.B. Chifley, as well as their encounters with the Bloomsbury group, Joseph Conrad of the Jindyworobaks, and William Dobell.
dc.format.extent255 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.source.urihttp://press.anu.edu.au?p=55501
dc.titleGiblin's Platoon: the trials and triumph of the economist in Australian public life
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2006
local.identifier.absfor140102 - Macroeconomic Theory
local.identifier.absfor140101 - History of Economic Thought
local.identifier.absfor140210 - International Economics and International Finance
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4222028xPUB234
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationColeman, William, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationCornish, Selwyn, College of Business and Economics, ANU
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T08:46:28Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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