Not only has Judith become a grandmother – again, she has been slagged by Wayne Swan in his new book:
Every Australian should be concerned about how the anti-mining-tax campaigners manipulated media coverage to support special interest over the public good. For example, the views of Judith Sloan, a minor academic turned conservative op-ed columnist, were elevated above those of Nobel Prize winners who supported the tax.
Wayne, my boy, unlike those fly-in, fly-out economists that you liked to hang out with, Judith actually looked at the proposal and knew what she was talking about. Maybe that’s why …
Our message didn’t resonate with the community …
Politically, it should have been an easy road to go down, given the losers from it were mostly highly profitable foreign-owned companies that were taking our resources overseas for next to nothing.
Yep – Swan admits they couldn’t even run a xenophobia campaign against foreigners.