On Luck

On Luck

by Anne Summers
     
 

Part of a series that pairs leading Australian thinkers and cultural figures with important themes in life, this essay explores the idea of luck and of being lucky. Analyzing and challenging Australians' fervent belief in luck, this perceptive examination investigates topics such as Australia’s nickname of “The Lucky Country,” its

Overview

Part of a series that pairs leading Australian thinkers and cultural figures with important themes in life, this essay explores the idea of luck and of being lucky. Analyzing and challenging Australians' fervent belief in luck, this perceptive examination investigates topics such as Australia’s nickname of “The Lucky Country,” its intrinsic gambling culture, corruption in business, the Australian economy, and considers the consequences when luck runs out.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522855869
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Little Books on Big Themes
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Summers is a writer, a columnist, and the former editor in chief of Ms. She was formerly a political adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating and ran the Office of the Status of Women for Prime Minister Bob Hawke. She is the author Damned Whores, Ducks on the Pond, The End of Equality, and God's Police.

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