with Royce Kurmelovs and Rick Morton / Chaired by David Sly
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Royce Kurmelovs’ finances were shredded when, uninsured, he hit another car. Rick Morton grew up in poverty, a household that struggled to afford birthday gifts and in which an unexpected bill could mean a choice between food and electricity. Royce’s Just Money: Misadventures in the Great Australian Debt Trap and Rick’s On Money are illuminating explorations of the debt industry and its shakedown of the poor and the desperate, and the strange moral meaning we – one of the most indebted nations in the world – ascribe to both the having and owing of money.
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Royce Kurmelovs is a journalist and writer whose work has been published by the ABC, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera English, VICE, and The Guardian. Royce's bestselling first book, The Death of Holden, was published in 2016, followed by Rogue Nation and Boom and Bust. His new book is Just Money.
Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and the author of One Hundred Years of Dirt, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and the National Biography Award. He is currently the Senior Reporter for The Saturday Paper and his recent books are On Money and My Year of Living Vulnerably.
David Sly is a writer, author and editor with a career spanning over forty years.