A screenshot from the now infamous interview posted by Financial Review on Twitter.

Yesterday, at a “property summit,” millionaire property developer Tim Gurner was caught on camera saying something extremely revealing. Well, he wasn’t caught. He sat on stage talking into a microphone. He said that since the start of the pandemic there has been a shift towards more worker empowerment, and even arrogance. And he wants bosses and governments to end that, expeditiously. In fact he thinks, “We need to see unemployment rise. Unemployment has to jump 40, 50 percent in my view. We need to see pain in the economy.”

His words are viscerally shocking and infuriating. But that’s not even all of it. He also commented that, “There’s been a systematic change where employees feel the employer is extremely lucky to have them, as opposed to the other way around. So, it’s a dynamic that has to change. We’ve got to kill that attitude.” And on, and on.

The shock and anger Gurner elicits here made this moment go massively viral. It’s […]

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