A tad negative
I AM sick to death of reporters who feel they are the only ones who know it all, and find it hard to give credit without also denigrating someone. Tory Shepherd ( The Adver
13/6/18) wrote, “And in case you hadn’t noticed, the leader of the free world is an erratic populist who spent yesterday shaking hands with a despot”. That handshake might just be what has been needed to defuse years of confrontation. RAY JENNISON, Somerton Park. arises: Why is it that our current crop of neoliberal politicians, state and federal, can only ever equate quality of life and standard of living with money and material goods?
All the relevant research shows that poverty corrodes social cohesion and excessive wealth does not make people happier.
Community, culture, learning, reflection and creativity – these are some aspects of human life that bring meaning, purpose and happiness beyond bean counting. Cutting library funding would be a clear emasculation of the activities behind these values.
Cognisant of the irony, I feel compelled to borrow an old cliche: it seems our bright shiny new State Government “knows the price of everything and the value of nothing”. NICK CARROLL,
Valley View. Advertiser, yesterday), how charmingly naive. Of course, all the sinners will still be confessing their indictable offences, won’t they? MARIS DABARS,