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    Description'We think we are the lucky country, but what we really have is dumb luck - too much luck, more than we know what to do with.' - Paul Cleary In Too Much Luck, Paul Cleary shows how the resource boom, which seems a blessing, could well become a curse. We have never seen a boom quite like this one. Under-taxed and under-regulated, multinational companies are making colossal profits by selling off non-renewable resources. New projects are being rushed through weekly, but who is looking out for the public interest? As the boom accelerates, it will drive the dollar higher and higher, and force up the cost of doing business for everyone else. Industries that involve many jobs, such as tourism and education, will fade away. What happens if commodity prices suddenly collapse, as they have in the past? Or worse, when the resources run out? Many countries before us have been caught by the resource trap: a heady period of boom and growth, followed by a painful bust. Paul Cleary maps out the pitfalls, counts the human and environmental costs, shows what has worked overseas and suggests a better way forward - one which would turn this one-off windfall into a lasting legacy.


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    Title
    Too Much Luck
    Subtitle
    The Mining Boom and Australia's Future
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Cleary
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 186 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781863955379
    ISBN 10: 1863955372
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC subject category V2: KNAT, KCP
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27830
    BISAC V2.8: BUS022000, POL040000, POL023000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: KCD
    DC22: 330.994
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: 2012518257
    Thema V1.0: KCP, KNA, KCD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Black Inc.
    Imprint name
    Black Inc.
    Publication date
    01 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Melbourne