Category Archives: human behaviour

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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On marriage, children and the future

Maybe we’re not completely screwed, after all. Last week, among close family and friends, I saw two young people married in a ferny glade on our wonderful mountain. It was a happy event as every wedding should be. Weddings are … Continue reading

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A rich greenie shares his secrets

Personal wealth and planetary health are not mutually exclusive, says Stuart Barry. When you think of international finance, what sorts of people come to mind? I’m guessing captains of capital, currency speculators, hedge fund managers, computer nerds; maybe Lamborghini salesmen, … Continue reading

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