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End of the Road? by Gideon Haig

by Venky

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Gideon Haigh is universally acclaimed as the greatest living cricket author. However it is not cricket that attracts his thoughts in this small book. Haigh passionately dwells into the woes plaguing the automobile industry in Australia and succinctly traces the imperiled path to doom traversed by this once booming industry.

Government subsidies, import tariffs, ever changing consumer preferences all contrive together to coalesce into a picture that is tragic, a future that is for all practical purposes immensely bleak. Haigh’s clarion call for the preservation of the automobile manufacturer’s future is poignantly captured in his evocative chapter dealing with Holden’s car manufacturing plant.

A work to showcase the myriad versatility of one of the most formidable journalists of our generation.

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