Peter Martin has written a column which is a great rebuttal to all the claims that Labor is a frightening risk to teh economy:
Don’t for one minute swallow the line that the incoming Labor government isn’t ready because it knows nothing about economics or management.
It is far better qualified than the government it will replace.
A quick check of the parliamentary website reveals that eight of the incoming Labor ministers have degrees in economics. One of them, Craig Emerson, has a PhD in the subject.
By contrast only three Coalition ministers have economics degrees.
And even one of the “union bosses” has the management side of the equation covered:
Labor’s policies are not all good ones. But it is very well equipped to govern. Even the incoming union bogyman Bill Shorten has an MBA.
Cross-posted at PollieGraph.