A simple rephrasing of just one sentence in ‘Killing our economy’ (June 28) offers much needed perspective, vis: The ideologically-driven NZCPR ‘think tank’ founder Dr Muriel Newman, who is on a moral crusade to maintain orthodox New Right economic conservatism — the inhumanly exploitative neoliberal paradigm — is blind to the environmental harm her global economic policies are causing right now.
We might be better off with a smaller economy. Who knows? Watch Barry Schwartz’ TED talk ‘The paradox of choice’ for an inkling of how absurd amounts of choice can paralyse us. ( https:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO6XEQIs CoM).