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Consumerism, the real meaning of Christmas

We consume because of biological imperatives. So how do we stop it being so destructive? [2 December 2014 | Peter Boyer] You’ll need to know this: including today there are just 23 days left in which to buy your Christmas … Continue reading

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In praise of big thinkers

I owe much to the wide-ranging, fearless thinking of two Tasmanians. [26 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] About seven years ago I got a telephone call from someone introducing himself as “Evans from Premaydena”. He asked if we could chat … Continue reading

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For the sake of appearances, Greg Hunt sells out

Approval of the Carmichael project ignores the biggest impact of all [12 August 2014 | Peter Boyer] Most people want to be seen by others as the genuine article, someone honest, reliable, what-you-see-is-what-you-get. But being human is complicated. As long … Continue reading

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