Its opponents argue that Labor's seven years of government have overseen a massive cut in living standards to restore profit share. Bob Hawke insists that households have benefited, and that social justice will be his government's legacy. So what's the answer? Or is there an answer? Greg Mahony contends that neither the picture nor the solutions are as simple as the critics believe.
Recommended CitationMahony, Greg, Feeling the Pinch, Australian Left Review, 1(117), 1990, 18-21.