Category Archives: consumption

The crimes of free-market capitalism

We are paying a heavy price for selling off public assets decades ago. As we sleep, democracy, the rule of law and all the institutions that make up civil society are being eaten alive by the world’s most voracious beast … Continue reading

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Struggling for words in the face of a crisis

We seem paralysed and struck dumb by the monstrous crisis threatening life on Earth. A couple of bystanders at Manly Beach in the ABC’s revived War on Waste series said all we need to know about our all-too-human response to … Continue reading

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Margaret Steadman and other nation-builders

The Australian of the Year awards reflect our nation at its best I thought I knew something about living more sustainably when I started advocating for stronger climate action. Then I met Margaret Steadman. At that time Margaret managed the … Continue reading

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