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Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon
Tim Dixon is the chief political strategist at Purpose.com in New York, where he works across Purpose’s US and international projects, building new movements for progressive change. Tim worked as senior economic adviser and chief speechwriter to Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, and to Labor Leader Kim Beazley, between 2005 and 2010. Tim is also a former lawyer and co-author of Australia’s leading economics textbook. @dixontim

Articles by Tim Dixon

The sequester and the bedroom tax: Ideology, populism and the consequences of conservative politics

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was surely the greatest American president of the twentieth century – but that’s not enough to save him from the Tea Party Republicans. The tour guides at FDR’s Hyde Park estate on New York’s Hudson River warn … Read More

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Mature debate on our future needed, not Tea Party-style militancy

by Matt Browne and Tim Dixon Populist short-termism is threatening Australia’s glowing economic potential, write Tim Dixon and Matt Browne. From outside, Australia seems stuck in a moment of diminished ambition and rancour. Consumer confidence is down and the national … Read More

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Technology is a great tool – but it is people that will change politics

by Tim Dixon and Jeremy Heimans When technology comes to politics, journalists seem to replace their boilerplate cynicism with frothy enthusiasm. In America, an ageing Newt Gingrich is acclaimed because he launches his presidential bid on Twitter. David Cameron takes … Read More

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The hard labour of rebuilding progressive politics

The community’s distaste right now for politicians and the political process is really something. Labor is suffering the brunt of that disenchantment – and we’ve done our fair share to contribute to it. Yet maybe the firestorm of state electoral … Read More

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