Comparison is the thief of joy (Theodore Roosevelt)

“There are people worse off than me”. We encounter this mantra often. So say those who believe they are being humble, generous, even helpful or honourable? But are they? What are the consequences for these people, for their families and communities, when that is a prevailing attitude or belief system? Perhaps it is not whether … Read more Comparison is the thief of joy (Theodore Roosevelt)

Is unfettered economic rationalism damaging our planet and social systems?

As I contemplated the term economic rationalism, and searched online, I was advised by a Wikipedia entry that this is an Australian term. Therefore a brief local perspective. This refers to giving a consumer (someone with money and a desire to acquire some discretionary merchandise) what they want. Provide a capitalist system where individuals are … Read more Is unfettered economic rationalism damaging our planet and social systems?